No shortage of water ideas

Letter to the Editor, Los Angeles Times
Re:"MWD warns of water cuts, higher rates," Oct. 9

By Al Stroberg, Ojai
October 14, 2007

The article on the Metropolitan Water District's plans for dealing with a water shortage was important, but I was astounded that no mention was made of stopping new connections. Rather than drive out the farmers with a potentially devastating cutback, the obvious first step is to stop adding consumers. We have too many people in Southern California; the shortage is yet another result.