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WORD ON THE STREET: Water conservation

The Enterprise asked random people in downtown Park Rapids, “Are you doing anything to conserve water during the drought, and if so, what?” Here are their responses.

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Photos by Robin Fish/Enterprise, July 21, 2021

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Alana Osborn: “No, not really, as of right now.” (Robin Fish/Enterprise, July 21, 2021)

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Laura Spoonmore: “I recycle rainwater to water my plants, so I don't have to use the hose, and to water the dog.” (Robin Fish/Enterprise, July 21, 2021)

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Sue DeWhitt: “I try to use as little water as possible. I have watering on a timer. I just try to stay conscious of what’s going on. Water is so precious.” (Robin Fish/Enterprise, July 21, 2021)

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Daniel Miller: “We get water from a well. I can’t think that I’ve honestly done anything to conserve water here. I’ve actually done a little more, watering some of the little pine trees and the lilies, because I don’t know if they might die.” (Robin Fish/Enterprise, July 21, 2021)

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Katie Heintz: “We are not running our faucets when we brush our teeth. We’re making sure that we turn them off, and we’re not watering our grass as much.” (Robin Fish/Enterprise, July 21, 2021)

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Carol Wallgren: “We certainly are not watering our lawn.” (Robin Fish/Enterprise, July 21, 2021)

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Brooke Grewe: “I don’t water my lawn.” (Robin Fish/Enterprise, July 21, 2021)

Related Topics: DROUGHT
Opinion by Robin Fish
Robin Fish is a staff reporter at the Park Rapids Enterprise. Contact him at rfish@parkrapidsenterprise.com or 218-252-3053.
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