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How will we fight the drought? Share your tips

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February

Drip_2 We're in the third year of a drought and Tampa Bay's biggest reservoir is running low on water. So local officials asked the state water managers to crack down.

Boy, did they. On Tuesday, they ordered restaurants not to serve glasses of water except on request.

Tampabay.com readers offered some of their suggestions:

"We need a building moratorium," Pops wrote.

"Get rid of St Augustine grass and prohibit lawn water," Don writes.

BG says: "Find new ways to do things-ways that don't require so much water. Has anyone come up with a way to clean houses other than pressure washing? If not there is an opportunity for someone to do the research and come up with a business solution.

Reggies says: "Dine at home and save the hassle from salmonella and E. coli factories peppering the land."

Pepper writes: " Watering of lawns should be cut back to once every two weeks if allowed at all." Got ideas for fighting the drought? Share them here.

[Last modified: Monday, May 24, 2010 3:49pm]

    

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