[Ed. – The drought is made by nature. The refusal to supply readily available water from other sources to the Central Valley is brought to you by man. Meanwhile, millions of acre-feet of water from the annual Sierra runoff are channeled into the Pacific Ocean and the Gulf of California by “environmental” mandate.]
EAST PORTERVILLE, CALIFORNIA
Officials say residents of a Central Valley community where hundreds of home wells have run dry can now take hot showers.
Andrew Lockman of the Tulare County Office of Emergency Service said Tuesday that they’ve brought in portable showers for residents of East Porterville. The ongoing drought has caused many of their shallow wells to run dry, forcing them to drink bottled water and bathe from buckets. …
He says people have to bring their own soap and towels to the portable showers, but for many it will be the first hot water they’ve felt in months.
Officials say the county is paying $30,000 a month for the showers set up in a church parking lot.