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 â€œmore focus on flushes and scrutiny over showers,â€ 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?
â€œSo that everyone in California is at least integrating efficiency into our preparations for climate change,â€ said Felicia Marcus, chair of the State Water Resources Control Board.
Some residents said the limits are unrealistic.
â€œWith a child and every day having to wash clothes, thatâ€™s â€” just my opinion â€” not feasible. But I get it and I understand that weâ€™re trying to preserve, but 55 gallons a day?â€ 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.
â€œShe likes to bathe three times a day and she does laundry all day,â€ 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.
â€œI think the average new home is 35 gallons per person per day, so we are not talking emergency conservation here,â€ 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.
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.