When I read Jean Sorenson's astounding water-saving suggestion that restaurants conserve by not filling glasses on tables and instead provide a pitcher of water ("Drink from a carafe," Forum, April, 24), I thought, what a silly idea.
But I thought about it all day and realized she was right. We need a strong water-saving ethic in this increasingly arid land. And to have such an ethic, it needs to be evident and expressed everywhere, including restaurants.
But a water-saving ethic only gets us so far. Utahns also need strong motivation to conserve a financial incentive. If we increased the tax on water use, people would seek ways to conserve.