Precious water

Posted Thursday, Aug. 22, 2013  comments  Print Reprints

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I’ve always loved spring and summer for the joy of working to grow and maintain a lush lawn, including ample watering.

But no more. A water emergency faces our state.

In August 2011, the town of Kemp ran dry. Last summer, Robert Lee had the same problem.

And, now, Barnhart announced in early June that its municipal water well was empty.

These incidents serve as a stark reminder of the devastating effects of the drought we endure.

I can scarcely turn on a faucet today without hesitation.

And I regret the thousands of gallons of water I’ve dumped on grass.

Do your part to conserve water, neighbors.

— Martha Stark Dolese, Luling

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