03 Jun 2018

California Passes Extreme Restrictions on Domestic Water Consumption

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The Blaze reports on some particularly unpleasant insanity upcoming on the Left Coast:

California has become the first state in the nation to pass a controversial new law that places tough limits on home water usage, KOVR-TV reported.

That means the state will have “more focus on flushes and scrutiny over showers,” according to the report.

Starting in 2022, California will limit water to 55 gallons per-person, per-day. By 2030, the amount falls to 50 gallons.

To put this into perspective, just taking one eight-minute shower (17 gallons of water) and doing one load of laundry (up to 40 gallons) is enough to exceed the 55-gallon limit. Taking a bath can use 80 to 100 gallons of water.

Why is the state doing this?

“So that everyone in California is at least integrating efficiency into our preparations for climate change,” said Felicia Marcus, chair of the State Water Resources Control Board.

Some residents said the limits are unrealistic.

“With a child and every day having to wash clothes, that’s — just my opinion — not feasible. But I get it and I understand that we’re trying to preserve, but 55 gallons a day?” Sacramento mom Tanya Allen, who has a 4-year-old daughter, said to KOVR.

Rocka Mitchell and his wife, Ginger, agreed that the water limits would be difficult to meet.

“She likes to bathe three times a day and she does laundry all day,” Rocka Mitchell said of his wife.
How would people achieve this?

Water-efficient fixtures could be used to help homeowners cut back on how much water they use, advocates say.

“I think the average new home is 35 gallons per person per day, so we are not talking emergency conservation here,” Marcus told the TV station.

Greg Bundesen of the Sacramento Suburban Water District said the agency helps residents conserve water by offering toilet rebates, complementary showerheads, and complementary faucets.

RTWT

The idiots ruining life in the Golden State today can only live there themselves because, a few generations back, better, saner, more practical men built dams and channeled water enormous distances to make the desert bloom. Today’s Californians don’t build, they simply ration.

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GoneWithTheWind

This is the result of irrational environmentalism and left leaning socialist government policies. They will soon face (and already are) the same problem with electricity. There are a couple dozen things that California could do to not only solve their water crisis but provide enough water so that all farmland could be irrigated. But it would require common sense and real science rather than listening to far left eco-fascist and neo-communists.



orbitup

We’ll know they are serious when they close down all of the golf courses, water parks, and car washes.



Boligat

Are there any fountains and drinking fountains around any government buildings? If so, will they be shut off?

What about air conditioning in government buildings? Will it be shut off to conserve electricity?

This is like gas shortages. I’ll believe there is a shortage when all the high school students quit driving and start taking the bus to school. Just watch the student parking lots around the schools. If they are empty and school is in session, then we have a problem.



Fred

You know that Hyperloop they’re building? Yeah, a lot of desalination plants could be build with those billions.



Seattle Sam

For some reason the liberal response to scarcity is to ration what is rather than create more. If liberals had had their way, we would never have experienced the tremendous surge in domestic oil and gas production over the last ten years. https://www.aei.org/wp-content/uploads/2018/05/oilgas.png



bob sykes

As a civil/sanitary engineer, I know that abundant clean water is a prerequisite for a healthy environment. At 55 gallons per day, we are edging towards an environment in which disease is much more common, especially the age-old intestinal diseases.

California is sinking into an economic and public health state that is pre-industrial revolution. That means wide spread disease of all kinds, extremes of poverty, and despotism.



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