I read with interest Lane Filler's column on water use on Long Island ["Remember the days of lawn sprinklers?" Opinion, March 5].

I have been troubled by irresponsible water use, especially the mindless disregard of an automated sprinkler system watering lawns days after and often during rain storms.

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It is irresponsible that on grocery store shelves everywhere there are dozens of plastic bottles of liquid laundry detergent and lack of availability of powdered detergent. Cardboard boxes are eco friendly!

Joan Nickeson, Terryville