Just what America needs, an excuse for liberals to not take showers. As if their morals weren’t stinky enough, now California is on a path to become the “New France”, where their body odor becomes the stuff of legends, and you can thank none other than Democrats. Surprised?
California Gov. Jerry Brown signed legislation Thursday establishing new statewide standards to encourage water conservation.
The two bills will set water-efficiency goals for water suppliers throughout the state. The governor said the measures will help California be better prepared for future droughts and the effects of climate change, reports the Sacramento Bee.
The legislation establishes an indoor, per person water-use goal of 55 gallons per day starting in 2022, an amount that will gradually be dialed down to 50 gallons per day starting by 2030. Targets for outdoor water use will be set differently for each area taking into account factors like the local precipitation and climate zone.
Given that California already allows illegal aliens to violate housing and fire codes when they are packed in by the dozens for a house not rated for more than a single family, it’s highly doubtful they will be held to the same standard as citizens.
Once again, Americans come last in California, and they will be paying the bill for illegal aliens who are not held accountable to the law in the foreign occupied “Golden State”.
The legislation will require both urban and agricultural water suppliers to develop annual water budgets and have plans in place for dealing with drought.
“We need everybody to use water efficiently year-round, whether there’s a drought or not,” said Assemblymember Laura Friedman, D-Glendale, who authored AB 1668. “We know that we’re going to be in drought into the future. We know that climate change and changing hydrology and just the natural landscape that we have in California leads us to drought cycles. So, we need to be sure that all uses of water in the state are highly efficient, so that we can use the water in the places that we really want to use the water.”
The bills establish a statewide framework for creating water budgets that will serve as a guide for water districts, Friedman said. Once the goals are calculated, different water agencies will decide how they can meet their targets and become more efficient, whether by fixing leaks in a distribution system or giving customers incentives to save water.
“It’s going to be different across the state. But the targets are very important because we don’t have that right now,” Friedman said. “We’ve never told agencies what we expect from them in terms of their efficiency in their water use. So, this is the first time we have a framework to do that.”
Just how consumers will be required to meet the goals remains unknown.
The Department of Water Resources and State Water Resources Control Board will conduct studies and recommend standards for outdoor use by October 2021. State regulators will consult with local districts, recognizing differences in climate, water availability and demand across the state, to establish outdoor targets. Water districts that have already taken steps, such as recycling, to broaden their water supply could get more leeway even in dry conditions.
California residents used an average of 90 gallons of indoor and outdoor water per day in 2017, down from 109 gallons in 2013, according to the State Water Resources Control Board.
Water consumption typically climbs in the summer months and falls in the winter. Residents used an average of 65 gallons of water per day in March of this year compared to 120 gallons per day in July 2017, for example.
“This is something that has never been done before,” said Hertzberg before the Senate passed his bill on a 24-12 vote on May 17. “We know we are facing challenges. We need to be a government that is prepared and provide the structures so this doesn’t happen again.”
Mr Americana, Overpasses News Desk
June 1st, 2018