Cost of water & sewer VS desertification of Salida.
For the City of Salida; I recognize that there is an inherent cost to providing sewer and water and that there is enough revenue to insure future upgrades and maintenance. However; it’s important to note, as far as my understanding goes, that we must not drive the cost of water at the expense of drying up our landscape. The appropriate trees, bushes, shrubs, and plants all work together to form a biological matrix that creates both a healthy bio-diverse landscape as well as a healthy soil that has the ability to hold more moisture in the ground which in truth actually conserves our water resources. Secondly; creating an appropriate ecologically fertile City landscape improves the physical and psychological health of its citizens, as well as helping maintain Salida as an attractive place to be. So, I ask for a balance between making sure water and sewer are a viable self – sustaining enterprise while at the same time encouraging citizens to maintain a healthy bio-diverse appropriate landscape. Greg Walter