Democrat-made water shortage leaves 100s without household water in California

Democrat-made water shortage leaves 100s without household water in California

[Ed. – Keep in mind: the drought is a naturally occurring climate event.  The water shortage is man-made.  While households in the Central Valley go without water, hundreds of thousands of gallons of water from the annual Sierra snow pack — the source of the water in their lakes and rivers — are pumped uselessly into the Pacific Ocean for “environmental restoration” projects in California and Mexico.  The water shortage is quite literally the fault of the California Democrats, federal agencies, and professional activists who have prevented the state from either using existing water more effectively, or improving the water infrastructure in the decades since the 1960s, when the last water projects were completed.  And OBTW: poor, minorities hardest hit]

Like Ms. Serrato, the vast majority of residents here in the Sierra Nevada foothills are Mexican immigrants, drawn to the state’s Central Valley to work in the expansive agricultural fields. Many here have spent lifetimes scraping together money to buy their own small slice of land, often with a mobile home sitting on top. Hundreds of these homes are hooked to wells that are treated as private property: When the water is there, it is solely controlled by owners. Because the land is unincorporated, it is not part of a municipal water system, and connecting to one would be prohibitively expensive.

The Gallegos family’s drinking water comes only from bottles, mostly received through donations but sometimes bought at the gas station. For bathing, doing dishes and flushing toilets, the family relies on buckets filled with water from a tank set in the front lawn, which Mr. Gallegos replenishes every other day at the county fire station. Often, the water runs out before he returns home from his job as a mechanic, forcing Ms. Gallegos to wait for hours before she can clean. …

For months, families called county and state officials asking what they should do when their water ran out, only to be told that there was no public agency that could help them. …

State officials say that at least 700 households have no access to running water, but they acknowledge that there could be hundreds more, with many rural well-owners not knowing whom to contact.

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