Tuesday, April 03, 2007

Water in the West

The NYTimes reports on the American West doing more to ease the need for water, such as a pipeline from northern Nevada to Las Vegas. My big wish is that people would more strongly consider a higher price for water as an alternative. Water-saving shower heads, efficient swamp coolers, etc would be so much more appealing if water were say 10 times as expensive. And if the extra revenue were offset by decreases in taxes such as the sales tax it wouldn't harm consumers and would help society as a whole greatly. In the meantime, people have no incentive not to take a 15 minute shower.


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