California Passes Controversial Law To Limit Home Water Usage

By Admin on June 4, 2018
California Water Restrictions , California Water Usage (Photo by Justin Sullivan/Getty Images)
(Photo by Justin Sullivan/Getty Images)

I don’t think we use this much water in our home, but maybe I need to look into it. Because starting in 2022, California is limiting water usage to 55 gallons per-person, per-day. It will decrease to 50 gallons per person by 2030 according to The Blaze.

So what does this look like for ever day water usage in California?An eight-minute shower uses approximately 17 gallons of water, whereas a load of laundry uses about 40 gallons. I am going to use this as an excuse to not shower everyday. It seems appropriate.

In all seriousness, I am curious if the totals roll over. Like, if you don’t use it all in one day, can you roll it over to another day so you can do two loads of laundry in one week? I imagine not since that would be a weekly total.

Why is exactly is California limiting water usage? “So that everyone in California is at least integrating efficiency into our preparations for climate change,” said Felicia Marcus, chair of the State Water Resources Control Board. That makes sense to me. And apparently you can get some upgrades to help out for free or at a discount. The Sacramento Suburban Water District offers toilet rebates as well as complementary shower heads and faucets.

Looks like everyone needs to adopt the ol’ motto if it’s yellow, let it mellow. What do you think of the new law—are you for or against it?

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