"Whiskey is for drinkin', water is for fightin'."
Or in my case, no water is for cutting down all your now-dead avocado trees. Thanks, Vallecitos Water District.
We don't have to fight people up-river stealing all our water. It comes (or doesn't come) via water pipe. A while back they said: "Cut consumption by 30% or we fine you thousands of dollars."
Of course, now they have more fresh water than they know what to do with since the desal plant came online. But the trees are gone.