another sunny day in east vancouver and i am reminded once again that the rainfall levels this spring are at an all-time low. why has the city not introduced water-restrictions yet i wonder? will it be like last year when they waited until the reservoirs were under 40% to tell people not to fill their swimming pools and water their lawns?
there is no question the amount of rain that has fallen in the last two months, and the early and rapid spring runoff will produce a mid-summer water shortage if we don’t start paying attention now. and by paying attention – i don’t mean the introduction of water-metering which only penalizes low-income people and statistically does little to curtail the water use of urban areas.
is this what the collapse looks like? not a bang but a long drawn-out whimper as the last of our resources trickle away?