So why is it the City Council is still chasing its 30% water use conservation number? This from a Tuesday evening City Council meeting agenda report (link).
There apparently will also be some discussion about increasing the punishments for those who have not heeded the call to cut their water use by those considerable 30% reduction amounts being demanded.
Granted, Sierra Madre does have some unique problems. Despite recent rains (and the prospect for much more), its aquifers remain low. The city therefore has to purchase a lot of water from the SGVMWD, a greedy bunch of CalPERS timeservers who continue to charge this community draconian rates for their subpar product.
That said, and with new water rate increases apparently now on the way, is any of this really justified any longer? And were this were to continue, is City Hall really that much better than the greed-heads at the SGVMWD?