Residents weren’t happy with a proposal to eliminate the 30,000-square foot Webb Lake in effort to conserve water during the ongoing drought. The idea sounds like an obvious logical decision considering the severity of the water crisis and increasing water costs, but the idea of losing the lake was an emotional price residents weren’t willing to pay.
In effort to maintain the iconic lake, the city of San Diego is applying $55,000 in public funds to install a well to pump groundwater into Webb Lake of Rancho Bernardo as opposed to tap water.
“The scenic water hole is publicly accessible and has attracted thousands of locals during its 40 years in existence. The private business association that controls the 4.3-acre Webb Lake Park earlier this year proposed to eliminate the 30,000-square foot lake to save money and water during the drought.”
As the drought continues, we’re likely to see more and more emotion become a contributing factor in the way communities move forward.