In my opinion, water does deserve a price increase. Water is one of the most precious resources on the planet. However its low cost and seeming abundance has caused a system of abuse and under appreciation. The government’s $1 billion relief fund cannot be implemented fast enough. The funding is much needed to push regulations; laws and policies that will help fix the looming problem. It is hard for me to imagine California as a desert much similar to Nevada. However, perhaps it is a reality that many Californians have to start getting used to. So, although the cutbacks will be felt by many California residents, they are for the greater good of society if they help solve the crisis.