California Community Relying On Bottled Water May Be Grim Preview Of Things To Come

Posted by Mike Confino, September 6, 2014

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Residents of a poor Central California community relying on bottled water after their wells ran dry paint a grim picture of what could happen across the state as the record-breaking drought continues to plague the West.

Roughly 300 homes dependent on private wells in Tulare County’s East Porterville received a total of 15,552 1-gallon water bottles on Friday after county officials found out that residents had been silently suffering without running water for months, the Los Angeles Times reported. Those residents have been collecting nonpotable water from a 2,500-gallon tank in front of a fire station and have looked into drilling new wells, but it’s a costly endeavor with a 12- to 18-month wait.

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