California’s water collapse means many citizens are living like third-world citizens with no running water

Thursday, August 6, 2015
By Paul Martin

by: Daniel Barker
NaturalNews.com
Thursday, August 06, 2015

As California’s wealthier residents worry about keeping their swimming pools full and their lawns green, many of the state’s less fortunate are simply trying to figure out how to survive in communities that have no access to running water.

Thousands of Californians live in areas where local water supplies have either completely dried up or are contaminated by pesticides and other pollutants. In these ‘dry’ communities, many have been without direct access to clean water for the last two years and the number of people who have no running water in their homes is steadily growing.

In Tulare County alone, more than 5,000 people now have no access to drinkable water.

The four-year long drought has taken a serious toll on rural California communities that are not served by the network of pipelines and aqueducts that supply urban areas with fresh water from northern California and the Colorado River.

There may be efforts in the future to connect these communities to the urban water networks, but at present these are little more than expensive long-term plans that may or may not be implemented in the next few years.

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