John Millard's letter (Opinion, December 19) is a perfect example of the problem with water restrictions - they pit people against each other.
We're now told by our State Government that we should dob in neighbours if we see them watering their garden when they're not supposed to. This mentality cannot be beneficial for community cohesiveness. In reality, water restrictions are a clever way for the State Government to divert attention from its failure to properly manage water.
The solution is to move towards a market system where water would be priced according to usage and supply would increase to meet demand.
(Letter to the editor, Manningham Leader, January 2, 2008)