17 MAY 2003, Page 38

Low-flow California

From Lucinda Ben-David Sir: I live in northern California and can only say that I dream of having the sort of showers that Nell Butler imagines we have ('What a shower!', 10 May). Our politically correct environazis have enacted laws that mandate 'low-flow' showerheads to conserve water. In addition, they have mandated lowflow' toilets, resulting in feeble three-gallon flushes that barely keep things moving. I can't get away with flushing even a 0-Tip.

I often entertain myself by dreaming up my ideal criminal caper — smuggling seven-gallons-per-flush toilets over the border from Canada.

Lucinda Ben-David Alameda, California, USA