Multiple news sources have noted the demise of the state ordered water conservation limits and the DJ weighs in with its version
The orange-and-black automated signs lining state highways still warn that California is in severe drought, but Californians this summer are getting a second chance to show whether they can save water without the state ordering them.
After lifting nine months of mandatory state water conservation for families and non-farm businesses, authorities caution that they could impose state limits again as soon as this winter should the state’s 39 million people return to water-wasting, drought-oblivious ways.
On Tuesday, the state announced that all but 68 of the 411 larger water districts (ed: that is 83.5% of them!) had gotten out from under the threat of localized conservation orders from the state. The water agencies did that by declaring they had enough water to get by even if the drought lasts another three years.
Environmental groups are skeptical all the water districts have as robust a water supply as they claim, and say lifting of mandatory conservation sends the wrong message to ordinary Californians as the drought persists.
You can't swing a cat without hitting a construction site somewhere in the Bay Area including lil ole B'game. Contractors are not returning calls from potential new clients and we are about to discuss some massive project at the Post Office site on Wed, Aug 24th (5-7 p.m. at 220 Park Road, i.e. the Old Post Office). Of course, the reports of a more-than-10 year deficit in the state's aquifers gets lost in all this chatter. There's not going to be enough water to do around, so drink up while you can. Is it time for CalTrans to change the sign?