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1   HonkpilledMaster   ignore (4)   2018 Jun 3, 3:35pm   ↑ like (2)   ↓ dislike (0)   quote   flag        

Wow, and yet this semi-arid region grows water-thirsty lettuce.

It's almost as if the State thinks residential water use is the problem and not agriculture.
2   mell   ignore (2)   2018 Jun 3, 3:40pm   ↑ like (3)   ↓ dislike (0)   quote   flag        

While the utility companies will rat out "offenders", I'm not sure how this is going to work for apartment buildings. Or when we have the first death or serious hospitalization during a heat wave and grampa has to die because the family already did laundry day and they can't afford the $10K fine. Leftist moonbeam has completely lost it.
3   Sunnyvale94087   ignore (0)   2018 Jun 3, 6:59pm   ↑ like (2)   ↓ dislike (0)   quote   flag        

Charge 1¢ per gallon to all users of water (residential, commercial, and farming). Plenty of water for those who have high-utility use for it and much less "farming in the desert" — that's a win-win if ever there were one.

Alternately, the state should have been building extra reservoirs. The 2006-7 rainy season was record setting, yet instead of literally 2 years worth of water stacked up for future use, the water just ran out to the sea. Remember Oroville: Too much water!
4   Booger   ignore (2)   2018 Jun 3, 7:08pm   ↑ like (3)   ↓ dislike (0)   quote   flag        

Depot, or execute all illegal aliens, and there will be plenty of water for everyone left in CA.
6   lostand confused   ignore (0)   2018 Jun 3, 7:16pm   ↑ like (1)   ↓ dislike (0)   quote   flag        

In my area we have to worry about basements flooding if we have a rainy spring! Put the 300 pound welfare freaks out of work and have them work the fields-problem solved.
7   Strategist   ignore (2)   2018 Jun 3, 7:37pm   ↑ like (0)   ↓ dislike (0)   quote   flag        

mell says
It's Now Against The Law In California To Shower And Do Laundry On The Same Day

Shower with your clothes on. Those morons will like my idea.
8   Sunnyvale94087   ignore (0)   2018 Jun 3, 8:12pm   ↑ like (1)   ↓ dislike (0)   quote   flag        

Booger says
Depot, or execute all illegal aliens, and there will be plenty of water for everyone left in CA.

Many are already at the depot (Home Depot), but that's not helping! (Yes, I'm just having a little fun with your keyboard's broken "r" key.)

Deporting would mean it's no longer economical to farm in the desert, which is something like 80% of California's use of captured water. So, yeah, that would solve the water problem for a while. However, over time, California farmers would mechanize and automate farming as well as switch to crops that are less human labor intensive. Then we'd be right back to where we started. Therefore, I'd still go with my recommendation of charging everyone equally for water at a price that balances supply and demand. My stake in the ground is 1¢ per gallon. If you can't get even a single penny of value out of a gallon of water, then maybe you really are wasting water. If 1¢ exceeds the government's cost to supply, then great — refund the surplus by cutting the sales, property, and income taxes.
9   ThreeBays   ignore (0)   2018 Jun 3, 9:38pm   ↑ like (0)   ↓ dislike (0)   quote   flag        

High efficiency washers don't use that much water, and it's not like you need to do a load of laundry per person per day. More BS from California bears.
10   FortWayne   ignore (4)   2018 Jun 4, 7:46am   ↑ like (1)   ↓ dislike (0)   quote   flag        

It’s going to raise cost of living. Just how Democrats like it. Fucking over the working middle class and the poor.

Rich won’t care, but you will be fucked by this.

mell says

That's going to work wonders for house prices ;)
11   MrBark   ignore (0)   2018 Jun 4, 8:17am   ↑ like (0)   ↓ dislike (0)   quote   flag        

This is the sod farm I drive by every morning on the way to work. Meanwhile homeowners and businesses have been ripping out their grass (and incentivized for it) for the past 5 years.

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