Friday, May 09, 2014

In southern CA, some communities do water rationing by family size


Water rationing is common in many communities in southern California, and rapidly getting stricter, according to an article (Felicity Barringer) Friday on p. A16 of the New York Times, “In California, spigots start draining pockets”, link here.  This all goes with climate change.

Some communities Irvine Ranch, and San Juan Capistrano (“Vertigo”) ration according to family size (including the presence or absence of children) and local microclimate.  I don’t think I’ve come across this practice being explicitly described before, although in the 1970s we could have wondered about it with the possibility of gasoline rationing (which had been proposed for LA even before the Arab oil embargo of 1973). 

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