The March 12 issue of the Tribune included a declaration of the SLO County drought emergency. I had just served on jury duty the previous week in SLO. The water that could be saved in the court building and, most likely, all the other older buildings could make a substantial difference.
Break times throughout the courthouse, over the days and weeks of trials, makes for lots of water going down the sinks and toilets. Some people either forgot to turn off faucets or just expected them to be on a sensor and not keep running. Toilets could be replaced with low flow, etc.
I was especially conscious of the waste of water, as we in Cambria are limited to a certain amount for each person in a household.
It takes all of us to conserve water during this extended drought, and the county seat should be the first to do whatever it takes to save water.