(Copyright 2002. The Tattoo. All rights reserved.)
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April 8, 2002
-- Opinion --
Green for golfers or water to drink?
By Danielle Letourneau
Letters from the Bristol Water
Department usually say something like: "Dear customer, Please conserve your
water because at the time we are in a middle of a drought."
That means donít water your
gardens, take shorter showers and try not to flush the toilet much.
And weíre not supposed to
use sprinklers either.
But have you ever thought how
much water the golf courses use? They water their lawns constantly so that they
Yet you don't need to golf on
green grass. Itís just a luxury.
If you are a golfer and you
don't want to play on brown grass, then don't play!
The cityís reservoirs are
half empty and people are already talking about big summertime restrictions so
that we donít run out of water for drinking, bathing and other necessities.
Why should stupid golf courses
water their lawns when nobody else can?
Everyone should have the same
restrictions, including golf courses.
If things get worse and we run
out of water, weíre going to feel pretty stupid that we let the golf courses
use so much of it so that people could putt on green grass.
So to make the future better
and to lessen the chance of us losing all of our water, let's stop the golf
courses from watering their lawns now.
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