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Surprise, Surprise: Permanent Water Rationing Is Coming To California
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mg
2018-06-11 16:42:24 UTC
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In the future, will Californians be able to shower and do laundry on
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"California to Face More Permanent Water Restrictions

Posted: Jun. 1, 2018 6:18 PM
Posted By: Elizabeth Zelidon

REDDING, Calif - California hit one of its hardest droughts in 2011,
lasting six years.

But now that the drought is over, Californians will still have to
prepare for new and more permanent water use restrictions.

The change comes after Thursday when Governor Jerry Brown signed into
law two water restriction bills that will not only restrict the amount
of water you use outdoors but also indoors.

This means limiting the number of minutes in the shower, the times you
flush, and even how often you do laundry.

So what exactly does the new law state?

The laws set an initial limit for indoor water use of 55 gallons
per-person per-day in 2022, which gradually drops to 50 gallons per
person by 2030.

Putting this into perspective, according to United States Geological
survey website it means filling a bathtub uses 36 gallons of water,
washing dishes by hand uses between 8 to 27 gallons, flushing a toilet
uses 3 gallons and washing a load of laundry uses approximately 40
gallons of water.

MORE ON WATER RESTRICTIONS IN REDDING.

Which doing all of these can quickly add up.

“That is really difficult with a family to give kids baths and do
laundry I don’t know how you can do that,” said Diana Spradly who was
visiting her grandchildren who live in the state.

But water officials in Redding say like many new laws it will take
some time to know the true effects this law will have on the city.

With their biggest concern being, at this time they don’t have a way
to monitor the difference between a residents water use inside the
home and the use outside.

Adding these strict restrictions could also mean water rates will
increase because the fixed costs for treating and delivering
high-quality drinking water will increase and the amount of water sold
will decrease so that will necessitate raising the cost of water to
our customers.

But for some, it’s a challenge they’re willing to face for the better
of the environment.

“The new restrictions may or may not be a little bit extreme but I
feel everybody should take the steps to be more conscious about their
water usage,” said Redding resident Olivia Arnaude.
http://www.actionnewsnow.com/content/news/California-to-Face-More-Permanent-Water-Restrictions--484361631.html




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The Real GLOBALIST
2018-06-11 16:48:43 UTC
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In the future, will Californians be able to shower and do laundry on
the same day? Will they have to tear up their lawns?
We had the same problem in Spain for many years, decades. A lot of
reservoirs were at very low levels. Then Spring 2018 rolled in, filling
up the reservoirs to over 90%. Don't give up on California just yet.
El Castor
2018-06-12 08:51:43 UTC
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In the future, will Californians be able to shower and do laundry on
the same day? Will they have to tear up their lawns?
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"California to Face More Permanent Water Restrictions
Posted: Jun. 1, 2018 6:18 PM
Posted By: Elizabeth Zelidon
REDDING, Calif - California hit one of its hardest droughts in 2011,
lasting six years.
But now that the drought is over, Californians will still have to
prepare for new and more permanent water use restrictions.
The change comes after Thursday when Governor Jerry Brown signed into
law two water restriction bills that will not only restrict the amount
of water you use outdoors but also indoors.
This means limiting the number of minutes in the shower, the times you
flush, and even how often you do laundry.
So what exactly does the new law state?
The laws set an initial limit for indoor water use of 55 gallons
per-person per-day in 2022, which gradually drops to 50 gallons per
person by 2030.
Putting this into perspective, according to United States Geological
survey website it means filling a bathtub uses 36 gallons of water,
washing dishes by hand uses between 8 to 27 gallons, flushing a toilet
uses 3 gallons and washing a load of laundry uses approximately 40
gallons of water.
MORE ON WATER RESTRICTIONS IN REDDING.
Which doing all of these can quickly add up.
“That is really difficult with a family to give kids baths and do
laundry I don’t know how you can do that,” said Diana Spradly who was
visiting her grandchildren who live in the state.
But water officials in Redding say like many new laws it will take
some time to know the true effects this law will have on the city.
With their biggest concern being, at this time they don’t have a way
to monitor the difference between a residents water use inside the
home and the use outside.
Adding these strict restrictions could also mean water rates will
increase because the fixed costs for treating and delivering
high-quality drinking water will increase and the amount of water sold
will decrease so that will necessitate raising the cost of water to
our customers.
But for some, it’s a challenge they’re willing to face for the better
of the environment.
“The new restrictions may or may not be a little bit extreme but I
feel everybody should take the steps to be more conscious about their
water usage,” said Redding resident Olivia Arnaude.
http://www.actionnewsnow.com/content/news/California-to-Face-More-Permanent-Water-Restrictions--484361631.html
Back in the 70's we were flushing with a bucket of shower water and
you could be fined if your lawn wasn't dead. California droughts are
interspersed with floods -- when we aren't being burned out by fires,
or knocked on our ass by a quake.
mg
2018-06-12 16:42:53 UTC
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Post by mg
In the future, will Californians be able to shower and do laundry on
the same day? Will they have to tear up their lawns?
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"California to Face More Permanent Water Restrictions
Posted: Jun. 1, 2018 6:18 PM
Posted By: Elizabeth Zelidon
REDDING, Calif - California hit one of its hardest droughts in 2011,
lasting six years.
But now that the drought is over, Californians will still have to
prepare for new and more permanent water use restrictions.
The change comes after Thursday when Governor Jerry Brown signed into
law two water restriction bills that will not only restrict the amount
of water you use outdoors but also indoors.
This means limiting the number of minutes in the shower, the times you
flush, and even how often you do laundry.
So what exactly does the new law state?
The laws set an initial limit for indoor water use of 55 gallons
per-person per-day in 2022, which gradually drops to 50 gallons per
person by 2030.
Putting this into perspective, according to United States Geological
survey website it means filling a bathtub uses 36 gallons of water,
washing dishes by hand uses between 8 to 27 gallons, flushing a toilet
uses 3 gallons and washing a load of laundry uses approximately 40
gallons of water.
MORE ON WATER RESTRICTIONS IN REDDING.
Which doing all of these can quickly add up.
“That is really difficult with a family to give kids baths and do
laundry I don’t know how you can do that,” said Diana Spradly who was
visiting her grandchildren who live in the state.
But water officials in Redding say like many new laws it will take
some time to know the true effects this law will have on the city.
With their biggest concern being, at this time they don’t have a way
to monitor the difference between a residents water use inside the
home and the use outside.
Adding these strict restrictions could also mean water rates will
increase because the fixed costs for treating and delivering
high-quality drinking water will increase and the amount of water sold
will decrease so that will necessitate raising the cost of water to
our customers.
But for some, it’s a challenge they’re willing to face for the better
of the environment.
“The new restrictions may or may not be a little bit extreme but I
feel everybody should take the steps to be more conscious about their
water usage,” said Redding resident Olivia Arnaude.
http://www.actionnewsnow.com/content/news/California-to-Face-More-Permanent-Water-Restrictions--484361631.html
Back in the 70's we were flushing with a bucket of shower water and
you could be fined if your lawn wasn't dead. California droughts are
interspersed with floods -- when we aren't being burned out by fires,
or knocked on our ass by a quake.
It appears, though, that the droughts are getting worse and the new
government rationing plan appears to be permanent.
http://www.sacbee.com/latest-news/article204769379.html

How much longer, do you suppose, will California residents welcome
almost unlimited immigration while at the same time they're flushing
with shower water?
rumpelstiltskin
2018-06-12 18:35:54 UTC
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Post by mg
On Tue, 12 Jun 2018 01:51:43 -0700, El Castor
Post by El Castor
Post by mg
In the future, will Californians be able to shower and do laundry on
the same day? Will they have to tear up their lawns?
----------------
"California to Face More Permanent Water Restrictions
Posted: Jun. 1, 2018 6:18 PM
Posted By: Elizabeth Zelidon
REDDING, Calif - California hit one of its hardest droughts in 2011,
lasting six years.
But now that the drought is over, Californians will still have to
prepare for new and more permanent water use restrictions.
The change comes after Thursday when Governor Jerry Brown signed into
law two water restriction bills that will not only restrict the amount
of water you use outdoors but also indoors.
This means limiting the number of minutes in the shower, the times you
flush, and even how often you do laundry.
So what exactly does the new law state?
The laws set an initial limit for indoor water use of 55 gallons
per-person per-day in 2022, which gradually drops to 50 gallons per
person by 2030.
Putting this into perspective, according to United States Geological
survey website it means filling a bathtub uses 36 gallons of water,
washing dishes by hand uses between 8 to 27 gallons, flushing a toilet
uses 3 gallons and washing a load of laundry uses approximately 40
gallons of water.
MORE ON WATER RESTRICTIONS IN REDDING.
Which doing all of these can quickly add up.
“That is really difficult with a family to give kids baths and do
laundry I don’t know how you can do that,” said Diana Spradly who was
visiting her grandchildren who live in the state.
But water officials in Redding say like many new laws it will take
some time to know the true effects this law will have on the city.
With their biggest concern being, at this time they don’t have a way
to monitor the difference between a residents water use inside the
home and the use outside.
Adding these strict restrictions could also mean water rates will
increase because the fixed costs for treating and delivering
high-quality drinking water will increase and the amount of water sold
will decrease so that will necessitate raising the cost of water to
our customers.
But for some, it’s a challenge they’re willing to face for the better
of the environment.
“The new restrictions may or may not be a little bit extreme but I
feel everybody should take the steps to be more conscious about their
water usage,” said Redding resident Olivia Arnaude.
http://www.actionnewsnow.com/content/news/California-to-Face-More-Permanent-Water-Restrictions--484361631.html
Back in the 70's we were flushing with a bucket of shower water and
you could be fined if your lawn wasn't dead. California droughts are
interspersed with floods -- when we aren't being burned out by fires,
or knocked on our ass by a quake.
It appears, though, that the droughts are getting worse and the new
government rationing plan appears to be permanent.
http://www.sacbee.com/latest-news/article204769379.html
I haven't heard anything about that yet up here in
Northern California.
Post by mg
How much longer, do you suppose, will California residents welcome
almost unlimited immigration while at the same time they're flushing
with shower water?
Not all of us, not even all of us immigrants, ever
welcomed almost unlimited immigration.
mg
2018-06-12 23:18:12 UTC
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Post by mg
On Tue, 12 Jun 2018 01:51:43 -0700, El Castor
Post by El Castor
Post by mg
In the future, will Californians be able to shower and do laundry on
the same day? Will they have to tear up their lawns?
----------------
"California to Face More Permanent Water Restrictions
Posted: Jun. 1, 2018 6:18 PM
Posted By: Elizabeth Zelidon
REDDING, Calif - California hit one of its hardest droughts in 2011,
lasting six years.
But now that the drought is over, Californians will still have to
prepare for new and more permanent water use restrictions.
The change comes after Thursday when Governor Jerry Brown signed into
law two water restriction bills that will not only restrict the amount
of water you use outdoors but also indoors.
This means limiting the number of minutes in the shower, the times you
flush, and even how often you do laundry.
So what exactly does the new law state?
The laws set an initial limit for indoor water use of 55 gallons
per-person per-day in 2022, which gradually drops to 50 gallons per
person by 2030.
Putting this into perspective, according to United States Geological
survey website it means filling a bathtub uses 36 gallons of water,
washing dishes by hand uses between 8 to 27 gallons, flushing a toilet
uses 3 gallons and washing a load of laundry uses approximately 40
gallons of water.
MORE ON WATER RESTRICTIONS IN REDDING.
Which doing all of these can quickly add up.
“That is really difficult with a family to give kids baths and do
laundry I don’t know how you can do that,” said Diana Spradly who was
visiting her grandchildren who live in the state.
But water officials in Redding say like many new laws it will take
some time to know the true effects this law will have on the city.
With their biggest concern being, at this time they don’t have a way
to monitor the difference between a residents water use inside the
home and the use outside.
Adding these strict restrictions could also mean water rates will
increase because the fixed costs for treating and delivering
high-quality drinking water will increase and the amount of water sold
will decrease so that will necessitate raising the cost of water to
our customers.
But for some, it’s a challenge they’re willing to face for the better
of the environment.
“The new restrictions may or may not be a little bit extreme but I
feel everybody should take the steps to be more conscious about their
water usage,” said Redding resident Olivia Arnaude.
http://www.actionnewsnow.com/content/news/California-to-Face-More-Permanent-Water-Restrictions--484361631.html
Back in the 70's we were flushing with a bucket of shower water and
you could be fined if your lawn wasn't dead. California droughts are
interspersed with floods -- when we aren't being burned out by fires,
or knocked on our ass by a quake.
It appears, though, that the droughts are getting worse and the new
government rationing plan appears to be permanent.
http://www.sacbee.com/latest-news/article204769379.html
I haven't heard anything about that yet up here in
Northern California.
Politicians have a lot of tools in their tool box, of course. One of
them is passing bills that take effect in the future instead of right
now. Bills that do that obviously get less attention until the time
comes and by then, they're long gone. :-)
http://www.sacbee.com/news/politics-government/capitol-alert/article211333594.html
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Post by mg
How much longer, do you suppose, will California residents welcome
almost unlimited immigration while at the same time they're flushing
with shower water?
Not all of us, not even all of us immigrants, ever
welcomed almost unlimited immigration.
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2018-06-13 14:50:15 UTC
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Post by mg
On Tue, 12 Jun 2018 01:51:43 -0700, El Castor
Post by El Castor
Post by mg
In the future, will Californians be able to shower and do laundry on
the same day? Will they have to tear up their lawns?
----------------
"California to Face More Permanent Water Restrictions
Posted: Jun. 1, 2018 6:18 PM
Posted By: Elizabeth Zelidon
REDDING, Calif - California hit one of its hardest droughts in 2011,
lasting six years.
But now that the drought is over, Californians will still have to
prepare for new and more permanent water use restrictions.
The change comes after Thursday when Governor Jerry Brown signed into
law two water restriction bills that will not only restrict the amount
of water you use outdoors but also indoors.
This means limiting the number of minutes in the shower, the times you
flush, and even how often you do laundry.
So what exactly does the new law state?
The laws set an initial limit for indoor water use of 55 gallons
per-person per-day in 2022, which gradually drops to 50 gallons per
person by 2030.
Putting this into perspective, according to United States Geological
survey website it means filling a bathtub uses 36 gallons of water,
washing dishes by hand uses between 8 to 27 gallons, flushing a toilet
uses 3 gallons and washing a load of laundry uses approximately 40
gallons of water.
MORE ON WATER RESTRICTIONS IN REDDING.
Which doing all of these can quickly add up.
“That is really difficult with a family to give kids baths and do
laundry I don’t know how you can do that,” said Diana Spradly who was
visiting her grandchildren who live in the state.
But water officials in Redding say like many new laws it will take
some time to know the true effects this law will have on the city.
With their biggest concern being, at this time they don’t have a way
to monitor the difference between a residents water use inside the
home and the use outside.
Adding these strict restrictions could also mean water rates will
increase because the fixed costs for treating and delivering
high-quality drinking water will increase and the amount of water sold
will decrease so that will necessitate raising the cost of water to
our customers.
But for some, it’s a challenge they’re willing to face for the better
of the environment.
“The new restrictions may or may not be a little bit extreme but I
feel everybody should take the steps to be more conscious about their
water usage,” said Redding resident Olivia Arnaude.
http://www.actionnewsnow.com/content/news/California-to-Face-More-Permanent-Water-Restrictions--484361631.html
Back in the 70's we were flushing with a bucket of shower water and
you could be fined if your lawn wasn't dead. California droughts are
interspersed with floods -- when we aren't being burned out by fires,
or knocked on our ass by a quake.
It appears, though, that the droughts are getting worse and the new
government rationing plan appears to be permanent.
http://www.sacbee.com/latest-news/article204769379.html
I haven't heard anything about that yet up here in
Northern California.
Post by mg
How much longer, do you suppose, will California residents welcome
almost unlimited immigration while at the same time they're flushing
with shower water?
Not all of us, not even all of us immigrants, ever
welcomed almost unlimited immigration.
But if you were poor and the only better life you could have is in the US, you would sneak across the border? Yes? I would.
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Post by mg
In the future, will Californians be able to shower and do laundry on
the same day? Will they have to tear up their lawns?
----------------
"California to Face More Permanent Water Restrictions
Posted: Jun. 1, 2018 6:18 PM
Posted By: Elizabeth Zelidon
REDDING, Calif - California hit one of its hardest droughts in 2011,
lasting six years.
But now that the drought is over, Californians will still have to
prepare for new and more permanent water use restrictions.
The change comes after Thursday when Governor Jerry Brown signed into
law two water restriction bills that will not only restrict the amount
of water you use outdoors but also indoors.
This means limiting the number of minutes in the shower, the times you
flush, and even how often you do laundry.
So what exactly does the new law state?
The laws set an initial limit for indoor water use of 55 gallons
per-person per-day in 2022, which gradually drops to 50 gallons per
person by 2030.
Putting this into perspective, according to United States Geological
survey website it means filling a bathtub uses 36 gallons of water,
washing dishes by hand uses between 8 to 27 gallons, flushing a toilet
uses 3 gallons and washing a load of laundry uses approximately 40
gallons of water.
MORE ON WATER RESTRICTIONS IN REDDING.
Which doing all of these can quickly add up.
“That is really difficult with a family to give kids baths and do
laundry I don’t know how you can do that,” said Diana Spradly who was
visiting her grandchildren who live in the state.
But water officials in Redding say like many new laws it will take
some time to know the true effects this law will have on the city.
With their biggest concern being, at this time they don’t have a way
to monitor the difference between a residents water use inside the
home and the use outside.
Adding these strict restrictions could also mean water rates will
increase because the fixed costs for treating and delivering
high-quality drinking water will increase and the amount of water sold
will decrease so that will necessitate raising the cost of water to
our customers.
But for some, it’s a challenge they’re willing to face for the better
of the environment.
“The new restrictions may or may not be a little bit extreme but I
feel everybody should take the steps to be more conscious about their
water usage,” said Redding resident Olivia Arnaude.
http://www.actionnewsnow.com/content/news/California-to-Face-More-Permanent-Water-Restrictions--484361631.html
Back in the 70's we were flushing with a bucket of shower water and
you could be fined if your lawn wasn't dead. California droughts are
interspersed with floods -- when we aren't being burned out by fires,
or knocked on our ass by a quake.
It appears, though, that the droughts are getting worse and the new
government rationing plan appears to be permanent.
http://www.sacbee.com/latest-news/article204769379.html
I haven't heard anything about that yet up here in
Northern California.
Post by mg
How much longer, do you suppose, will California residents welcome
almost unlimited immigration while at the same time they're flushing
with shower water?
Not all of us, not even all of us immigrants, ever
welcomed almost unlimited immigration.
But if you were poor and the only better life you could have is in the US, you would sneak across the border? Yes? I would.
Actually, I suppose that I would rob a bank, if I thought I could get
away with it.
b***@gmail.com
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But if you were poor and the only better life you could have is in the US, you would sneak across the border? Yes? I would.
Actually, I suppose that I would rob a bank, if I thought I could get
away with it.
I wouldn't rob a bank, but if I knew the stock market was headed down I would take advantage of it. I bought a bear market fund (BEARX) in June of 08 and made a 50% profit by December 08. I felt no guilt of putting that money in my pocket.
mg
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But if you were poor and the only better life you could have is in the US, you would sneak across the border? Yes? I would.
Actually, I suppose that I would rob a bank, if I thought I could get
away with it.
I wouldn't rob a bank, but if I knew the stock market was headed down I would take advantage of it. I bought a bear market fund (BEARX) in June of 08 and made a 50% profit by December 08. I felt no guilt of putting that money in my pocket.
I can remember making only one short sale and as it turned out, I not
only lost money on the price of the stock, but had to pay for a missed
dividend in the process.

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Post by mg
How much longer, do you suppose, will California residents welcome
almost unlimited immigration while at the same time they're flushing
with shower water?
Not all of us, not even all of us immigrants, ever
welcomed almost unlimited immigration.
But if you were poor and the only better life you could have is in the US, you would sneak across the border? Yes? I would.
Yep, me too.
El Castor
2018-06-12 19:21:21 UTC
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On Tue, 12 Jun 2018 01:51:43 -0700, El Castor
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Post by mg
In the future, will Californians be able to shower and do laundry on
the same day? Will they have to tear up their lawns?
----------------
"California to Face More Permanent Water Restrictions
Posted: Jun. 1, 2018 6:18 PM
Posted By: Elizabeth Zelidon
REDDING, Calif - California hit one of its hardest droughts in 2011,
lasting six years.
But now that the drought is over, Californians will still have to
prepare for new and more permanent water use restrictions.
The change comes after Thursday when Governor Jerry Brown signed into
law two water restriction bills that will not only restrict the amount
of water you use outdoors but also indoors.
This means limiting the number of minutes in the shower, the times you
flush, and even how often you do laundry.
So what exactly does the new law state?
The laws set an initial limit for indoor water use of 55 gallons
per-person per-day in 2022, which gradually drops to 50 gallons per
person by 2030.
Putting this into perspective, according to United States Geological
survey website it means filling a bathtub uses 36 gallons of water,
washing dishes by hand uses between 8 to 27 gallons, flushing a toilet
uses 3 gallons and washing a load of laundry uses approximately 40
gallons of water.
MORE ON WATER RESTRICTIONS IN REDDING.
Which doing all of these can quickly add up.
“That is really difficult with a family to give kids baths and do
laundry I don’t know how you can do that,” said Diana Spradly who was
visiting her grandchildren who live in the state.
But water officials in Redding say like many new laws it will take
some time to know the true effects this law will have on the city.
With their biggest concern being, at this time they don’t have a way
to monitor the difference between a residents water use inside the
home and the use outside.
Adding these strict restrictions could also mean water rates will
increase because the fixed costs for treating and delivering
high-quality drinking water will increase and the amount of water sold
will decrease so that will necessitate raising the cost of water to
our customers.
But for some, it’s a challenge they’re willing to face for the better
of the environment.
“The new restrictions may or may not be a little bit extreme but I
feel everybody should take the steps to be more conscious about their
water usage,” said Redding resident Olivia Arnaude.
http://www.actionnewsnow.com/content/news/California-to-Face-More-Permanent-Water-Restrictions--484361631.html
Back in the 70's we were flushing with a bucket of shower water and
you could be fined if your lawn wasn't dead. California droughts are
interspersed with floods -- when we aren't being burned out by fires,
or knocked on our ass by a quake.
It appears, though, that the droughts are getting worse and the new
government rationing plan appears to be permanent.
http://www.sacbee.com/latest-news/article204769379.html
How much longer, do you suppose, will California residents welcome
almost unlimited immigration while at the same time they're flushing
with shower water?
Around here it's not a problem. Water storage for the County is 108%
of normal, so I won't be needing a bucket. All the sanctuary city crap
aside, illegal immigration is basically a federal problem, and
droughts hit the farmers a lot harder than San Francisco liberals --
who don't give a damn if almond trees are dying. They would rather see
those trees die than vote for Trump.
mg
2018-06-12 23:24:05 UTC
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On Tue, 12 Jun 2018 01:51:43 -0700, El Castor
Post by El Castor
Post by mg
In the future, will Californians be able to shower and do laundry on
the same day? Will they have to tear up their lawns?
----------------
"California to Face More Permanent Water Restrictions
Posted: Jun. 1, 2018 6:18 PM
Posted By: Elizabeth Zelidon
REDDING, Calif - California hit one of its hardest droughts in 2011,
lasting six years.
But now that the drought is over, Californians will still have to
prepare for new and more permanent water use restrictions.
The change comes after Thursday when Governor Jerry Brown signed into
law two water restriction bills that will not only restrict the amount
of water you use outdoors but also indoors.
This means limiting the number of minutes in the shower, the times you
flush, and even how often you do laundry.
So what exactly does the new law state?
The laws set an initial limit for indoor water use of 55 gallons
per-person per-day in 2022, which gradually drops to 50 gallons per
person by 2030.
Putting this into perspective, according to United States Geological
survey website it means filling a bathtub uses 36 gallons of water,
washing dishes by hand uses between 8 to 27 gallons, flushing a toilet
uses 3 gallons and washing a load of laundry uses approximately 40
gallons of water.
MORE ON WATER RESTRICTIONS IN REDDING.
Which doing all of these can quickly add up.
“That is really difficult with a family to give kids baths and do
laundry I don’t know how you can do that,” said Diana Spradly who was
visiting her grandchildren who live in the state.
But water officials in Redding say like many new laws it will take
some time to know the true effects this law will have on the city.
With their biggest concern being, at this time they don’t have a way
to monitor the difference between a residents water use inside the
home and the use outside.
Adding these strict restrictions could also mean water rates will
increase because the fixed costs for treating and delivering
high-quality drinking water will increase and the amount of water sold
will decrease so that will necessitate raising the cost of water to
our customers.
But for some, it’s a challenge they’re willing to face for the better
of the environment.
“The new restrictions may or may not be a little bit extreme but I
feel everybody should take the steps to be more conscious about their
water usage,” said Redding resident Olivia Arnaude.
http://www.actionnewsnow.com/content/news/California-to-Face-More-Permanent-Water-Restrictions--484361631.html
Back in the 70's we were flushing with a bucket of shower water and
you could be fined if your lawn wasn't dead. California droughts are
interspersed with floods -- when we aren't being burned out by fires,
or knocked on our ass by a quake.
It appears, though, that the droughts are getting worse and the new
government rationing plan appears to be permanent.
http://www.sacbee.com/latest-news/article204769379.html
How much longer, do you suppose, will California residents welcome
almost unlimited immigration while at the same time they're flushing
with shower water?
Around here it's not a problem. Water storage for the County is 108%
of normal, so I won't be needing a bucket. All the sanctuary city crap
aside, illegal immigration is basically a federal problem, and
droughts hit the farmers a lot harder than San Francisco liberals --
who don't give a damn if almond trees are dying. They would rather see
those trees die than vote for Trump.
You and I will probably be long gone by the time that some of these
political/environmental trends, etc., come to pass. The new Jerry
Brown bill, though, takes affect in 2022.
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2018-06-12 14:33:23 UTC
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In the future, will Californians be able to shower and do laundry on
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"California to Face More Permanent Water Restrictions
Posted: Jun. 1, 2018 6:18 PM
Posted By: Elizabeth Zelidon
REDDING, Calif - California hit one of its hardest droughts in 2011,
lasting six years.
But now that the drought is over, Californians will still have to
prepare for new and more permanent water use restrictions.
The change comes after Thursday when Governor Jerry Brown signed into
law two water restriction bills that will not only restrict the amount
of water you use outdoors but also indoors.
This means limiting the number of minutes in the shower, the times you
flush, and even how often you do laundry.
So what exactly does the new law state?
The laws set an initial limit for indoor water use of 55 gallons
per-person per-day in 2022, which gradually drops to 50 gallons per
person by 2030.
Putting this into perspective, according to United States Geological
survey website it means filling a bathtub uses 36 gallons of water,
washing dishes by hand uses between 8 to 27 gallons, flushing a toilet
uses 3 gallons and washing a load of laundry uses approximately 40
gallons of water.
MORE ON WATER RESTRICTIONS IN REDDING.
Which doing all of these can quickly add up.
“That is really difficult with a family to give kids baths and do
laundry I don’t know how you can do that,” said Diana Spradly who was
visiting her grandchildren who live in the state.
But water officials in Redding say like many new laws it will take
some time to know the true effects this law will have on the city.
With their biggest concern being, at this time they don’t have a way
to monitor the difference between a residents water use inside the
home and the use outside.
Adding these strict restrictions could also mean water rates will
increase because the fixed costs for treating and delivering
high-quality drinking water will increase and the amount of water sold
will decrease so that will necessitate raising the cost of water to
our customers.
But for some, it’s a challenge they’re willing to face for the better
of the environment.
“The new restrictions may or may not be a little bit extreme but I
feel everybody should take the steps to be more conscious about their
water usage,” said Redding resident Olivia Arnaude.
http://www.actionnewsnow.com/content/news/California-to-Face-More-Permanent-Water-Restrictions--484361631.html
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"Efficiency in the use of all resources
would have to increase by more than 50
percent over the next four or five decades
just to keep pace with population growth."
- President Clinton’s Council on
Sustainable Development,1996.
My water bill is about $1 per month plus another $1 to read the meter. All the grass around here is gradually being replaced with fake grass which actually looks better. Laundry costs about $2 a month but it's not my water. I don't use the dryer and sun dry the clothes in the bed of my truck.
mg
2018-06-12 17:05:21 UTC
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In the future, will Californians be able to shower and do laundry on
the same day? Will they have to tear up their lawns?
----------------
"California to Face More Permanent Water Restrictions
Posted: Jun. 1, 2018 6:18 PM
Posted By: Elizabeth Zelidon
REDDING, Calif - California hit one of its hardest droughts in 2011,
lasting six years.
But now that the drought is over, Californians will still have to
prepare for new and more permanent water use restrictions.
The change comes after Thursday when Governor Jerry Brown signed into
law two water restriction bills that will not only restrict the amount
of water you use outdoors but also indoors.
This means limiting the number of minutes in the shower, the times you
flush, and even how often you do laundry.
So what exactly does the new law state?
The laws set an initial limit for indoor water use of 55 gallons
per-person per-day in 2022, which gradually drops to 50 gallons per
person by 2030.
Putting this into perspective, according to United States Geological
survey website it means filling a bathtub uses 36 gallons of water,
washing dishes by hand uses between 8 to 27 gallons, flushing a toilet
uses 3 gallons and washing a load of laundry uses approximately 40
gallons of water.
MORE ON WATER RESTRICTIONS IN REDDING.
Which doing all of these can quickly add up.
“That is really difficult with a family to give kids baths and do
laundry I don’t know how you can do that,” said Diana Spradly who was
visiting her grandchildren who live in the state.
But water officials in Redding say like many new laws it will take
some time to know the true effects this law will have on the city.
With their biggest concern being, at this time they don’t have a way
to monitor the difference between a residents water use inside the
home and the use outside.
Adding these strict restrictions could also mean water rates will
increase because the fixed costs for treating and delivering
high-quality drinking water will increase and the amount of water sold
will decrease so that will necessitate raising the cost of water to
our customers.
But for some, it’s a challenge they’re willing to face for the better
of the environment.
“The new restrictions may or may not be a little bit extreme but I
feel everybody should take the steps to be more conscious about their
water usage,” said Redding resident Olivia Arnaude.
http://www.actionnewsnow.com/content/news/California-to-Face-More-Permanent-Water-Restrictions--484361631.html
------------------------------------------
"Efficiency in the use of all resources
would have to increase by more than 50
percent over the next four or five decades
just to keep pace with population growth."
- President Clinton’s Council on
Sustainable Development,1996.
My water bill is about $1 per month plus another $1 to read the meter. All the grass around here is gradually being replaced with fake grass which actually looks better. Laundry costs about $2 a month but it's not my water. I don't use the dryer and sun dry the clothes in the bed of my truck.
My neighbors across the street just unloaded some huge rolls of
artificial grass from a big trailer. They pulled them out of the back
of the trailer and then dragged them into their back yard with a
pickup truck. I can't imagine how they plan on unrolling them and
laying them out on the ground in the back yard, but I suppose they
have some sort of a plan.
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