Finally, it is raining I hope it is a long drenching. We need it. I hope this long Texas drought makes everyone understand how precious resources are. Austin is a growing progressive city and could make great changes. Instead of or along with the new treatment center we should utilize brown water at it's source. Sink water could be filtered and used to water grass and flush toilets in every home. Water rates could be higher representing water's true value. Mostly, the public needs to alter the perception of water and it's value. For more information about water in your area look to Clean Water Action.