Well, Monday should prove interesting. Due to the severe lack of rain here in the Sonoran Desert part of Arizona the county officials are taking a boot strap gestappo approach to water control. Monday they are coming by and putting a locked meter on my well pump to monitor and record my water usage, all because I have over two acres (and for tax purposes) I'm considered a ranch. I received a letter saying that, following the test, I will be required to reduce my water usage by 15%. My wife and I are, and always have been, very water conscious and I can't see anyway possible to reduce the use by 15%. We have no livestock.....we have no swimming pool....we have no vegetation that needs regular watering.......we only do our clothes washing with a completely full load and with less than a full tub of water......toilets are .75 gallon a flush......we have very few dishes to wash and when we do the dishwasher is on water save mode and full......we don't wash our vehicles at home.....we have water saver shower heads...etc....and the list goes on. Anyway, my point is they can legally (according to my Attorney) come onto my property and montior my water and then put the meter on since the water, obviously, is not personal property and is a resource and, in Arizona, you can't own a resource. The other thing that gets my goat is, legally, if I don't decrease by 15% they can legally, and are threatening to do so, remove my well head and pump....even though those I own. And, to jack up my use so I can show a savings later is not only wasteful but useless since they can come back every other month, if they wish, and it's a game I'd rather not have to spend my time playing. But, MOST of all that gets to me is that Little Big Brother has the power to bully you with no reasonable belief you are even doing something wrong. Welcome to the reality world of a Democratic based county governemnt in this county. The only plus side is that they are doing it to all the 'ranches' out here and not signling anyone out. I'm ranting, I know....thanks for listening, lol....yepper.