Southern California officials have started to install devices to limit the water flow to homes that are using too much. According to KABC, the Las Virgenes Municipal Water District, which serves communities in western Los Angeles like Calabasas and Agoura Hills, has installed four water flow restrictors since last Wednesday.
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Once the device is installed, it stays at the home for two weeks while the customer works on conserving water methods. If customers attempt to remove the device, they could face a $2,500 fine.
In April this year, the water district announced that the amount of water for outdoor use would be reduced from 75 percent down to 50 due to the drought and the historic three-month stretch of the driest winter months on record.
“Outdoor water uses, such as filling pools and landscape irrigation, account for up to 70% of all residential water usage, so here lies the greatest opportunity for savings. Much of the low-hanging fruit to reduce water use indoors has already been ‘picked,'” the water district said in a statement.
They also started once-a-week watering restrictions except for hand-watering of trees and other perennials, drip irrigation systems, and areas irrigated with recycled water.
This is part of a larger effort to get the public to pay attention to the problem and take the drought seriously. At this point, it is no secret that this and other situations like this are caused by the planet’s rapid warming and climate change. Climate change leads to extreme weather like droughts and fires. The single BEST thing you can do to save water is to stop eating meat and all animal products. Growing animals for livestock takes a massive amount of water. It takes nearly 660 gallons of water to just make one burger, which is equivalent to nearly two months of showering for the average person. On the other hand, it takes 1,000 gallons of water to make just one gallon of cow milk.
Cities all over the world from California to Vietnam are facing a climate crisis and millions of people are protesting all over the world. Read more about politics and climate change, including Manchin Restarts Talks about Climate and Social Spending Bill Previously Rejected and Climate Change Protests Take Over With Millions Continuing to Strike Across The Globe! Climate change is a top priority for young voters and we need to care about the Green New Deal.
Studies have shown that eating more plant-based can add over a decade to your lifespan, it can save the world’s forests, it benefits the environment, and it is significantly better for your health! Nations around the world have urged people to eat more plant-based to curb climate change.
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