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California's new water rules WTH?

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posted on Jun, 7 2018 @ 12:24 PM
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This is crazy is this what our society is coming too ? I really don't know how to react to this other then I'm glad I'll be getting out of here very soon .

“Please sir, I want some more,” is no longer a sentiment just for Oliver Twist in the orphanage. A new law in California limits how much water can be used by each household. Now their showers, how many flushes, and how often they can do their laundry will be under the watchful eye of the state government.




This from politicians who have pushed policies creating homeless and drug abuse crises throughout the state. They have now decided to clamp down on the use of the most basic needs of civilized living. As the blog Zero Hedge put it, “it’s now against the law to do laundry and shower on the same day in the Sunshine State,” and they’re not exaggerating. Under the guise of addressing “climate change,” the new bill rations water to a degree that makes it impossible to maintain a healthy home environment. Perhaps the state wants everyone to feel like the drug addicts living in California’s ever-expanding homeless tent cities? Zero Hedge reported, “Assembly Bill 1668 is where it gets personal. This establishes limits on indoor water usage for every person in California and the amount allowed will decrease even further over the next 12 years.

‘The bill, until January 1, 2025, would establish 55 gallons per capita daily as the standard for indoor residential water use, beginning January 1, 2025, would establish the greater of 52.5 gallons per capita daily or a standard recommended by the department and the board as the standard for indoor residential water use, and beginning January 1, 2030, would establish the greater of 50 gallons per capita daily or a standard recommended by the department and the board as the standard for indoor residential water use …’” How do families feel about the rationing of water? CBS-13 in Sacramento asked a few: “‘With a child and every day having to wash clothes, that’s, just my opinion, not feasible. But I get it and I understand that we’re trying to preserve … but 55 gallons a day?” said Tanya Allen, who has a 4-year-old daughter.” To give you perspective on how much water basic chores require, the station noted an eight-minute shower uses about 17 gallons of water, a load of laundry up to 40, and a bathtub can hold 80 to 100 gallons of water. Felicia Marcus, chair of the State Water Resources Control Board, explained this is happening, “So that everyone in California is at least integrating efficiency into our preparations for climate change.” That’s nice.

This same bureaucrat then noted to CBS-13, “Right now we lose up to 30 percent of urban water just to leaks in the system.” As the state rations the water of the average of family, making it impossible for everyone to shower and wash clothes, let alone use water to wash the dishes, and perform any myriad of other efforts to keep a home clean and a family healthy, it’s the state itself and its crumbling infrastructure that is the biggest waster of water. In 2014, during the drought, Californians found out what happens when policy focuses on controlling people, which is much easier than actually governing and maintaining infrastructure. The Pasadena Star-News reported, “As 20 million gallons of drinking water rushed down Sunset Boulevard and flooded the UCLA campus this summer, drought-conscious residents threw up their hands. How are three-minute showers going to make a difference, they asked, when the city’s pipes are bursting? Turns out the UCLA flood was just a drop in the sea of potable water that leaks or blows out of underground pipes. California’s water distribution systems lose up to 228 billion gallons a year, the state Department of Water Resources estimates — more than enough to supply the entire city of Los Angeles for a year.”



No Water for you.
edit on Thu Jun 7 2018 by DontTreadOnMe because: trimmed overly long quote IMPORTANT: Using Content From Other Websites on ATS



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posted on Jun, 7 2018 @ 12:32 PM
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a reply to: Gargoyle91

Interesting, so does that mean all those rich people can't water their lawns?? Or is this only for people who don't own mansions??



posted on Jun, 7 2018 @ 12:33 PM
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Time to multitask......



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posted on Jun, 7 2018 @ 12:36 PM
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originally posted by: Necrobile
a reply to: Gargoyle91

Interesting, so does that mean all those rich people can't water their lawns?? Or is this only for people who don't own mansions??
I'm betting this won't affect the giant water parks at all.

Oh and by the way, keep those illegal immigrants coming please...



posted on Jun, 7 2018 @ 12:44 PM
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a reply to: Necrobile

I heard theres a clause that allows for the rich to continue running their fountains etc...sure they have a tidy tax in mind.



posted on Jun, 7 2018 @ 12:52 PM
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a reply to: Gargoyle91

Wanna bet the rich and the politicians will be excused from the ration?



posted on Jun, 7 2018 @ 12:53 PM
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Cisterns.

www.latimes.com...


More people could follow in Adler's steps under a bill in the California Legislature. The proposal, which would encourage homeowners to collect rainwater, could make its way onto the 2018 statewide ballot.
New construction, renovation, new ownership and some purchases for a home require a property tax reassessment, which typically increases a tax bill. A proposal from state Sen. Steve Glazer (D-Orinda), SCA 9, would exclude rainwater capture systems from property tax reassessments starting in 2019.


Legal now, apparently, to collect water. Everyone who is easily able to, should.



posted on Jun, 7 2018 @ 12:55 PM
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a reply to: Gargoyle91

How the hell they going to enforce this? Fines for "over limit amount"?



posted on Jun, 7 2018 @ 12:56 PM
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Hail Hail Green-Capitalism!

what pure lunacy for those that support them



posted on Jun, 7 2018 @ 01:07 PM
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originally posted by: snowspirit
Cisterns.

www.latimes.com...


More people could follow in Adler's steps under a bill in the California Legislature. The proposal, which would encourage homeowners to collect rainwater, could make its way onto the 2018 statewide ballot.
New construction, renovation, new ownership and some purchases for a home require a property tax reassessment, which typically increases a tax bill. A proposal from state Sen. Steve Glazer (D-Orinda), SCA 9, would exclude rainwater capture systems from property tax reassessments starting in 2019.


Legal now, apparently, to collect water. Everyone who is easily able to, should.

Southern California is a desert. Rainwater collection will make little difference for most people. Maybe a couple of extra gallons in the winter months, at best.



posted on Jun, 7 2018 @ 01:08 PM
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a reply to: Gargoyle91

There's not really much more to say than what's explicitly intoned in the article, this is insane.

Cheers - Dave


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posted on Jun, 7 2018 @ 01:15 PM
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a reply to: TonyS

Smartmeters and to think they always said it would not be used to spy on you ..lol whoever believed that was an idiot.


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posted on Jun, 7 2018 @ 01:18 PM
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It's interesting that all of the usual appologetics "debunker" sites are flatly unable to deny the 55 gals/day per person law. Instead they're all focusing on decrying the assertion that it won't be possible to shower and do laundry on the same day, citing an average shower uses 17 gallons and most high efficiency washers use 20-30 gallons per load. Okie dokie... so one shower and one load of un-segregated laundry puts people at 47 gallons... I guess dirty dishes don't mean squat, if it's yellow let it mellow, if it's brown and you showered and laundered today, wait until tomorrow to flush it down.

Jesus Christ California is a #hole.



posted on Jun, 7 2018 @ 01:19 PM
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New California, New Deli, not much difference. Lots of Cows lying around, Piles of scat everywhere, the odour'e the same, packed roads etc.
edit on 7-6-2018 by Plotus because: FATE.


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posted on Jun, 7 2018 @ 01:28 PM
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a reply to: Gargoyle91

As much as California's water supply is #ed. I've always thought water restrictions for private residences are insane. A single industrial building can use more water in a week than a household can use in a year. Even while being wasteful. Pollution and climate #ery are real things but the average person's effect on it is fairly minimal compared to the damage done by even one industrial company. Yet they continue to be allowed to destroy as much as they want with impunity while insane measures like this are enacted. Meanwhile it won't stop the primary water wasters and will make ordinary people's lives.#ty.


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posted on Jun, 7 2018 @ 01:40 PM
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The 6th largest economy in the world can't figure out how to desalinate water.

I did a thread on desalination a while ago. At the time desalination would be twice the current cost for water. San Diego has been doing it for years.

Why do our politicians always wait for a crisis to react? Is there no one with forethought who can plan for these types of things? How do these idiots get elected?


edit on 7-6-2018 by Isurrender73 because: (no reason given)



posted on Jun, 7 2018 @ 01:50 PM
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Jesus Christ California is a #hole.


No it's not. It is one of the most beautiful and productive states on the mainland, and it's good points far outweigh it's bad ones.
They may be one of the first to need to conserve water, but as time rolls on, most other states will need to follow.
Water is a resource most of us take for granted, and we need to accept that we need to value it more.


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posted on Jun, 7 2018 @ 01:55 PM
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originally posted by: angeldoll
a reply to: burdman30ott6


Jesus Christ California is a #hole.


No it's not. It is one of the most beautiful and productive states on the mainland, and it's good points far outweigh it's bad ones.
They may be one of the first to need to conserve water, but as time rolls on, most other states will need to follow.
Water is a resource most of us take for granted, and we need to accept that we need to value it more.



You do realize desalination is a viable option that requires no conservation on the part of the consumer?

California is a craphole with ignorant unproductive leadership. Silicone Valley is where California's wealth comes from, the leadership is where that money is flushed down the toilet. Of course the same could be said about much of the world's leadership.


edit on 7-6-2018 by Isurrender73 because: (no reason given)



posted on Jun, 7 2018 @ 01:57 PM
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a reply to: Gargoyle91

Screw you, California.


2nd line.



posted on Jun, 7 2018 @ 01:58 PM
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You do realize desalination is a viable option that requires no conservation on the part of the consumer?

If that were to happen then all those who scrambled to buy water rights would lose out......



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