There are, as I see it, two issues with secondary water. The first issue is the amount of weeds and lack of filtration of the provided water. You can see in the pic below the dead spot near the bottom right. That is from a fungus that my lawn contracted last year. Additionally, we get a lot of weeds from this water source. While it is probably cheaper than culinary water, I spend a lot of money on weed killer. I would try to improve the quality of water that we are providing through our secondary sources if elected.
The second issue is with the new push to meter the secondary water. While I understand that the metering was required by the State, what Riverton does with that information is another matter. I was told when I bought my house that I would have access to this water for only the monthly flat fee. So now am I to believe that we are to pay a metered fee? I have a half-acre lot. I am very concerned about what this may cost me to water. Additionally, I am very concerned that we continue to build new homes and businesses with no landscaping codes to use waterwise solutions. If we are in such bad shape with water, why keep building new properties that don’t account for this condition? If elected, I will fight to ensure all who were promised access to this water source for the flat monthly fee continue to receive this water source for the flat monthly fee.