In response to “Don’t restrict the transfer of water rights,” printed March 6, hurray for WaterWatch of Oregon. I definitely support Senate Bill 425 if it would regulate growth in proportion to the purity and extent of our water reserves. This is the High Desert and, obviously, you are not aware that water is becoming an ever more precious resource and commodity, not only here but in the world.

The City Council and our citizens are currently debating the millions of dollars it will cost to update Bend’s water system infrastructure. Golf courses, restaurants, breweries, etc. and our ever-expanding population continue to put a burden on our water system.

Why are we so concerned about growth? It’s time to think about sustainability and the other environmental dangers that are facing our world and our community.

Jeanne Brooks