Mandatory watering restrictions are being lifted around the metroplex as a result of near-record rainfall. Lakes are at full- or near-full capacity. Already I've heard murmurs of "oh good, we can go back to watering like we used to." WRONG. Just because you can, doesn't mean you should. The thing is, we have plentiful water today, but give it another week or so. The rain will stop, the ground will dry up, and if we all resume pre-drought watering regimen, we will waste away our "savings." Remember that we have many more residents in our area than just 2 years ago, and our population will continue to grow at an average rate of 400 people per day. We must preserve our water sources to allow everyone access to clean water for drinking and showering. A golf course-like lawn is simply just not a responsible investment.
Celebrate our water surplus by continuing to conserve, preserve, restore and celebrate it and all of our natural resources. Water-wise behaviors are necessary now and forever, not just during times of drought or watering restrictions.
Keep up the good work!