I grew up in the desert and know the value of having an adequate water supply. I saw the water table drastically drop, causing the ground to crack open and people having to drill deeper wells. Yet, even with the hot climate, more and more people move to the desert, requiring more and more water. That’s why many residents had rock lawns instead of grass.
California has temporarily come out of a 5-year drought, but Democratic leadership fear another drought may not be that far away, so they are passing legislation, calling for water rationing that could drastically limit the amount of water used by every person.
(Breitbart) – California Governor Jerry Brown signed two bills that will force water districts and municipalities to permanently adopt even more aggressive water rationing level than during the state’s 5-year drought.
The San Jose Mercury News reported that Brown issued a press statement that a changing environment means the state must begin to conserve water resources in preparation for the next drought. Brown started: “We have efficiency goals for energy and cars – and now we have them for water.”
Gov. Brown signing AB 1668 sponsored by Assemblywoman Laura Friedman (D-Glendale) and SB 606 sponsored by Senator Robert Hertzberg (D-Van Nuys), will require California’s urban water districts, large agricultural water districts and municipal governments to develop plans for strict annual water budgets by January 1, 2020; start implementing long-term water use efficiency standards by June 30, 2022; and achieve their assigned water rationing goals beginning in 2027…
I understand the need to ration to water, but at some point in time, states that do not have limitless water supplies need to do some serious thinking about the number of people they have and how to get water for them. If humid enough, it’s possible to draw water from the atmosphere, but when the humidity is in single digits, that’s not possible so where will the needed water come from?