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Posted by Dorrie on May 5, 2008, 9:12 pm, in reply to "THE FACTS ON LA MANZ. WATER"

Don't be using those scarey words, please Daniel...makes it hard to talk about things if we could be called "elitist" or whatever.

When it comes to water, we can't all have the amounts that some utilize, without creating shortages for other members of the community...if La Manzanilla keeps growing. With a finite resource, and I believe our water is just that, then we'll wisely to prioritize what's essential to everyone and work from there, to what is "extra" and can go for the luxuries. We can work this out. Right now there are tons of remedial things we can do, and many great ideas have been put in practice here and in other places.

Those who own the wells get to choose the priorities, so we have to deal with how important the golf course is to El Tamarindo...and so on. Some farmers also have wells to irrigate. The ejido doesn't have have much of a future due to legislated changes. The municipality, via the delegado, may govern water use in the near future.

If the "guest ethos" that Julie and others have expressed so well applies to this situation, then we'll guide our choices with the respect for the community's needs, and not pre-empt future water demands with non essential personal stuff.

My hope is that we'll find allies in the local administration.

Recyling and storing water present many options for us all, above and beyond what is in the aquifer.


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