Steve Lambert, who covers the legislature for the Canadian Press, sent in the following, in response to the previous blog. It's a clip from his wire story that ran Dec. 11, 2003. That's more than five years ago.WINNIPEG (CP) Manitobans will be encouraged to cut back on the amount of water they use under a conservation plan being developed by the provincial government, Premier Gary Doer said Thursday. Legislation should be ready by the spring, he told the Winnipeg Chamber of Commerce in his annual state-of-the province address. "It might mean not watering your lawn as much or not putting as many chemicals on your lawn," Doer said. "We cannot squander this wonderful, precious asset that we have." Five years ago, that was the Water Protection Act Doer was talking about more than five years ago. The act passed, but five years later there are still no regulations that actually put any of the legislation into practice five years later.Thanks, Steve. I'll check on it in 2013.