Wednesday, May 5, 2010

Hold Your Water: If We Can Do It, So Can the Rock Stars

Posted By on Wed, May 5, 2010 at 4:50 PM

Metro Water reports that if you spot one of your neighbors being wasteful with water, you should in fact tattle on them by dialing (615) 862-4600 or emailing kim.minton [at] nashville.gov. The Tennessean reports that, even today, an unnamed local "rocker" was frittering away water on his lawn:

Here at The Tennessean, we’ve been getting a few e-mails about water abusers, including claims that a certain rocker who lives on Franklin Road is still using his sprinklers.

We aren't venturing any guesses regarding the alleged water waster. It's not our place. Seriously. But local country and rock stars, please remember: Even if you have delicate, Victorian-era garments and matador ensembles to be laundered, skylights to be washed and waterfalls to power, just switch the flow off for a week. I postponed my weekly hose fight; you can probably skip washing your Batmobile. And for those of you worried about Naomi Judd’s #BuffaloSituation2010 — several of her precious bison escaped after a fence on her property was toppled by flood waters — her daughter (the redheaded one) tweets that the buffalo have been recovered. Oh, and in case you were wondering, John Rich's granny is safe.

For pointers on how to conserve water — not that you stinky rock ’n’ roll types will need too much assistance — go here. Our brothers and sisters at The City Paper sent out this message with details on the water crisis if you need some more info. As they report it, “our water reserves remain at less than 50 percent.” Be smart out there. I'm going to recommend something you'll never hear me say again: Be conservative.

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