By Gil Jones, San Juan Capistrano
Since my friend, Jonathan Volzke, touched on the bickering at City Hall in his last column in The Dispatch (“The Only Way We Win is by Working Together,” Dec. 13-26), I will not go into that arena. I will give a brief opinion about what should be our main priorities in life.
The cost of water should not be a priority. The availability of water should be.
I support desalination projects, wells, groundwater recovery and any other means to assure future generations of a reliable water source.
There are three absolute necessities to have life: birth, air and water. Without any of these, there will be no life as we know it. The cost of it is secondary.
One side note I would like to present is this: In the ‘50s and ‘60s, when I was young and in my prime, the air in Southern California was green with smog and presented real health hazards. Now, I can state with some confidence, the air we breathe is much cleaner. I attribute this to good, but often, expensive technology and the will of the people to pay for it. The same should apply to clean water.