ENVIRONMENT

Rich Californians Balk At Limits: ‘We're Not All Equal When It Comes To Water'

Homes with swimming pool are seen, Thursday April 2, 2015 in Altadena, Calif. California Gov Jerry Brown on Wednesday, April
Homes with swimming pool are seen, Thursday April 2, 2015 in Altadena, Calif. California Gov Jerry Brown on Wednesday, April 1, ordered a mandatory 25 percent overall cutback in water use by cities and towns, but not farms, in the most sweeping drought measure in history by the United States’ largest state economy. The water crackdown comes as California moves toward its fourth summer of drought after record low winter snowfall, leaving the state with a year’s worth of water stored in its reservoirs, and dwindling groundwater for wells. (AP Photo/Ringo H.W. Chiu)

Drought or no drought, Steve Yuhas resents the idea that it is somehow shameful to be a water hog. If you can pay for it, he argues, you should get your water.

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