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California Passes Insane New Law
Limiting Personal Water Usage With
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Posted By: lindamay, 1/3/2020 10:45:02 AM

The news coming out of California gets crazier every week. Governor Gavin Newsom has signed a law which just went into effect that limits personal water usage. People can even be hit with massive fines if they exceed their limit by doing laundry and taking a shower on the same day. This was recently discussed on KTLA News and the reporters seemed shocked to learn the details.

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Reply 1 - Posted by: justavoter 1/3/2020 10:50:01 AM (No. 277447)
So not only have they passed a new law to put independent contractors out of work, you can't even get a drink of water. That place is nutso!
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Reply 2 - Posted by: Dodge Boy 1/3/2020 10:54:15 AM (No. 277455)
Toilet paper rationing to 2 sheets per day can't be far behind.
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Reply 3 - Posted by: snakeoil 1/3/2020 10:56:02 AM (No. 277459)
Fines mean that the millionaires and/or billionaires in Hollywood and Silicon Valley can use all the water they want whereas the peons have to smell like week old fish. Look at the water usage by Nasty Pelosi, Diane Fineswine, and Horizontal Kamala and you won't find any concern about water usage. Will any of Disneyland's water themed parks be affected?
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Reply 4 - Posted by: PChristopher 1/3/2020 10:57:12 AM (No. 277461)
Why the people of CA tolerate this Insanity is beyond me.
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Reply 5 - Posted by: Jethro bo 1/3/2020 10:57:23 AM (No. 277463)
I bet anythig Illegals are exempt.
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Reply 6 - Posted by: panther361 1/3/2020 10:59:00 AM (No. 277468)
Every one of us is from somewhere. Ca happens to be my birth state by way of being in a military family at the time. It was at that time and many years after, a great state. It was invaded by ill will people from the east bringing their insane dreck with them, ideas that are clearly anti-American. The state is in the process of being driven into the ground morally and financially. We know it and have to endure the downward spiral. Eventually, when it does bottom out and all the riches gained are depleted, perhaps they will go back to where they belong. Be wary of the socialist infection that has ruined everything it has touched if it comes your way. The Ca natives are patient but admittedly it wears thin. These people as well as the leaders are trash. Time to take it out to the dustbin where it belongs. Hopefully people don't sit on their backsides at election time again.
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Reply 7 - Posted by: Jesuslover54 1/3/2020 11:20:00 AM (No. 277492)
I thought the drought was over and I could go back to watering the lawn once a week. Guess not -- or do I stand under the sprinklers to shower? This, like homelessness, is a real estate ploy -- drive prices down, scoop up the good stuff, then reverse policies.
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Reply 8 - Posted by: anniebc 1/3/2020 11:25:05 AM (No. 277503)
Calizuela
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Reply 9 - Posted by: Plex 1/3/2020 11:25:52 AM (No. 277505)
How are they going to tell indoor use vs. outdoor use?
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Reply 10 - Posted by: jacksin5 1/3/2020 11:28:06 AM (No. 277509)
Rise up at the ballot box, or suffer the consequences.
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Reply 11 - Posted by: Cousair 1/3/2020 11:36:50 AM (No. 277518)
A battle to end all wars will not be fought over oil or land rights, A commodity that is most essential to life and happiness, that happens to be usable WATER.
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Reply 12 - Posted by: earlybird 1/3/2020 11:37:38 AM (No. 277520)
It seems that KTLA’s anchor was wrong. First of all, this legislation was signed by Jerry Brown in 2018. They still haven’t figured out how to determine how much water is used inside a house and how much outside for landscaping. A murky liberal feel good that will never work. This is one time that Snopes has it right, judging the frantic reporting “Mostly False”.. What's True New water conservation legislation in California will mandate water districts and municipalities enact water conservation measures statewide starting in 2022. What's False The laws do not render it illegal for Californians to do laundry and take showers on the same day. The bills in question, Senate Bill 606 and Assembly Bill 1668, were indeed signed into law by Governor Brown on 31 May 2018 (and Brown has indeed reached his term limit as governor). Neither bill, however, carries language penalizing consumers for taking a shower and doing laundry on the same day. Instead, they outline conservation mandates for water districts and municipalities, and water agencies can be fined if they fail to meet conservation goals (but not until 2027). https://www.snopes.com/fact-check/california-laundry-and-shower/
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Reply 13 - Posted by: aasilver 1/3/2020 11:38:08 AM (No. 277521)
How about eliminating the illegals from Cali. The population would drop by 8-10,000,000 and the water situation would be solved.
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Reply 14 - Posted by: Northcross 1/3/2020 11:38:20 AM (No. 277522)
Great plan. Let's start by arresting all the Hollywood types who exceed 50 gallons a day.
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Reply 15 - Posted by: bad-hair 1/3/2020 11:39:24 AM (No. 277525)
So take a shower with your clothes on and go drip dry into your herb garden. Wait 11 years and sea level rise will fix it all for you.
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Reply 16 - Posted by: dst4life 1/3/2020 11:41:46 AM (No. 277528)
#7, better than that. Put your feet into the washing machine while you are washing clothes. Very early on, I mean. If you wait until the agitation cycles you might break a few bones. But at least you'll save water.
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Reply 17 - Posted by: HotRod 1/3/2020 11:43:22 AM (No. 277532)
''Doing a laundry load requires about 40 to 50 liters of water. Showering for about eight minutes uses about 17 liters of water. Well, there is a limit to daily water use, 55 gallons per day.'' 55 gallons equals about 208 liters. Californians rejoice! You can take a shower and do laundry same day!
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Reply 18 - Posted by: Sandpiper 1/3/2020 11:46:26 AM (No. 277541)
OK, I do remember reading about this back in June when the governor signed it into law. It wasn’t covered at all by any major media in Cali, which surprised me, considering the magnitude of the impact. I tried to tell people around me but I guess no one took me seriously. So here we are. I believe there is some misinformation here however. The penalties or fines that will be imposed are on the water supplier, not the homeowner. The water supplier will have a limit set upon them and everyday they go over that limit they will be fined $1000/day or $10,000/day in a declared drought. The supplier are free to pass those fines onto their customers. I am quite certain that they will! Additionally, the limits imposed are on INDOOR water use, not outdoor water use. As of yet, California doesn’t have a way of determining how much water is used for what in a household, inside or outside, so there is an implementation issue. This is a mess. On the bright side, I see an entire new regulatory agency coming into being, with lots of government jobs! This is what Californians really need, right? Not more dams you silly people. (Sarc-off) What a stupid, backwards way of getting water for a growing population.
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Reply 19 - Posted by: john56 1/3/2020 11:47:49 AM (No. 277544)
Hollywood liberals and big donors excepted, of course.
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Reply 20 - Posted by: DVC 1/3/2020 11:50:19 AM (No. 277551)
#4, "tolerate"? They VOTE FOR IT. Apparently they LIKE it, at least a voting majority does. Rather than build upgraded water infrastructure, which IIRC, is already set up with bonds, they do nothing to increase water supply, they just pull the totalitarian/communist rationining SOP out of their bag of ......disasters.
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Reply 21 - Posted by: DVC 1/3/2020 11:54:08 AM (No. 277557)
I'm a Cali native, too. Had several very interesting job offers (to move back) in the aerospace research area in the 80s and 90s, couldn't get past their politics, taxes and gun laws, never accepted the offers. While I regret not being part of some really cool projects (highly publicized stuff that all would know about), I realize that I would have been miserable for decades, and ended up having to move out in the last few years after retirement, or more likely, spending so much on housing that I couldn't retire yet. Glad I stayed away.
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Reply 22 - Posted by: TennDon 1/3/2020 12:13:16 PM (No. 277577)
#2 said: “Toilet paper rationing to 2 sheets per day can't be far behind.” Nah, too many sheets. The Calies will appoint “One-Sheet” Sheryl Crow as Toilet Paper Czar. :-)
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Reply 23 - Posted by: kono 1/3/2020 12:15:37 PM (No. 277579)
Enforcement of personal daily quotas will be uneven, at best, until all water usage is tagged by a personal identifier. If the implementation of this is consistent with other state regulations, people not legally here will not be subject to penalty if the exceed their quota. They might not even be subject to the same personal usage tracking that legal residents and citizens have to endure.
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Reply 24 - Posted by: Tianne 1/3/2020 12:47:43 PM (No. 277626)
Snopes got around the issue by saying no law was enacted that states one cannot do a load of laundry and take a shower on the same day. Of course no law says that but that is exactly the consequence of the law - the shower/laundry meme is only an example of possible outcomes of the law..
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Reply 25 - Posted by: NotaBene 1/3/2020 12:50:38 PM (No. 277629)
Helpless in California. Build dams, not taxes. Let the delta smelt baitfish go.
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Reply 26 - Posted by: privateer 1/3/2020 1:20:36 PM (No. 277665)
Wash the dishes; eat the fishes. Sic semper tyrannis.
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Reply 27 - Posted by: mc squared 1/3/2020 1:36:03 PM (No. 277683)
It did not say showering and laundry would be illegal. Only that doing both would likely bring a household over the 55L limit. San Friscisco would smell even worse, though.
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Reply 28 - Posted by: ussjimmycarter 1/3/2020 2:07:50 PM (No. 277708)
Kaliforniwrongisstan shall tell you rubes what is good for you and you will like it...Comrades! Prison for 5 years on your 3rd offense...wait for it! As rapist and murders are let go daily! No corruption at all on the left...no? May your Dear Leader (Comrade Newsom) live forever!
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Reply 29 - Posted by: starboard 1/3/2020 2:14:05 PM (No. 277715)
Elections have consequences. This is what get when you vote for the Left.
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Reply 30 - Posted by: enemyofthestate 1/3/2020 2:18:52 PM (No. 277725)
The Californians who most need a shower are the poopers in the streets of Los Angeles and San Francisco.
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Reply 31 - Posted by: zephyrgirl 1/3/2020 2:23:09 PM (No. 277732)
In the same paragraph, they mix liters and gallons which is very misleading. A liter is approximately one quarter of a gallon, so the average laundry load takes 10 gallons, and the shower takes a little over 4 gallons, leaving plenty of water for other needs.
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Reply 32 - Posted by: LeftCoast 1/3/2020 2:24:32 PM (No. 277734)
Think it's bad now, wait 20 years. I'm leaving this year for a more sane state.
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Reply 33 - Posted by: BarryNo 1/3/2020 3:04:56 PM (No. 277783)
That's what you get for electing democrats. Look at your streets, look at your lives. How do you like it?
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Reply 34 - Posted by: Mike22 1/3/2020 3:04:59 PM (No. 277784)
A top loading washer uses about 40 to 50 GALLONS of water per load. An 8 minute shower with the lowest (1.25 GPM) of low flow shower heads takes 10 gallons. (and it takes about 8 minutes to rinse off with a 1.25 minute shower head) Flushing your low flow toilet twice in a day (if its yellow let it mellow) will use 3.2 gallons, so no, most people will not be able to do a laundry and take one shower and get through the day without violating the law.
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Reply 35 - Posted by: whyyeseyec 1/3/2020 3:54:28 PM (No. 277821)
I live in CA and have no intention of limiting my water usage. We have plenty of water and the state can fine me till they puke for all I care. What will they do, arrest me? With no bail, I'll be out the same day and using more than 55 gals of water/day. Welcome to North Koreafornia.
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Reply 36 - Posted by: cvarga 1/3/2020 4:05:45 PM (No. 277828)
Does this law exempt the use of water to flush human feces off of sidewalks? Newsome and the Democrats are going full speed ahead turning the California into a full-blown third world State.
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Reply 37 - Posted by: lakerman1 1/3/2020 4:17:55 PM (No. 277837)
Will the state shut down car wash places? Golf courses? Lawn sprinklers?? If not, why not? (They could require group showering - we had that in the Air Force. It was not fun, being single sex, but in those days, women who thought they were men couldn't shower with men.
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Reply 38 - Posted by: konocti95 1/3/2020 5:38:11 PM (No. 277906)
Even though this comes from California, one should read this article with a heaping spoonful of skepticism. No bill number, outrageous fines, no measuring apparatus, no provision for visitors over the holidays, no watering lawns, and no exceptions for the Hollywood elite. Obviously click bate.
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Reply 39 - Posted by: bobn.t 1/3/2020 6:30:23 PM (No. 277945)
No sympathy from me because those Californians keep electing fools, idiots and libnuts into office.
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Reply 40 - Posted by: DVC 1/3/2020 6:39:48 PM (No. 277953)
#31, a 4 gallon shower? LOL! I can do that on a sailboat with extremely limited fresh water, basically a seawater shower to get clean, then 4 gallons of fresh to get the salt off. But in a modern, 1st world country a 4 gallon shower? Get real. My typical shower will run maybe 8 to 12 gallons or more.
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Reply 41 - Posted by: preciosodrogas 1/3/2020 6:56:05 PM (No. 277971)
According to the epa a person uses inside the home 80-100 gallons per day. They are starting at a number that is unattainable. Clearly, each person uses far more than 55 gallons of water per day. To avoid a revolt they slide the penalty past the consume - slight of hand - by putting the penalty for overuse on the supplier. Then they grant the supplier the the right to pass the penalty to the consumer. There is little hope in them not having figured out how to separate indoor consumption from that used outside. All they need do is require the supplier to meter their customers usage. The cities that are water suppliers are already doing this, have been for years all they have to do is modify the meter. It's a short hop, skip, and jump to require all new construction to require the correct meters. Those smart homes will be a piece of cake. Someone is going to get rich off of this and no doubt that includes the public servants.
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Reply 42 - Posted by: udanja99 1/3/2020 7:17:43 PM (No. 277985)
Reminds me of Carter’s odd and even days to sit in gas lines.
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Reply 43 - Posted by: jeffinitely 1/3/2020 8:09:06 PM (No. 278030)
I'm a native Californian, however I escaped after about 55 years. Bugaboo #1, if you're a native, you lose your native card if you call it "Cali." Uggh! Secondly, while there are a lot of cute names for that horrible state, just stick with the original meaning and you'll make your point quite nicely. (see "etymology California" and read the chapter in it's original novel). Yes, it is a "Calif" (aka "kalif"), and a caliphate.
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Reply 44 - Posted by: padiva 1/3/2020 8:17:59 PM (No. 278035)
Shower with the neighbors. What could go wrong?
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Reply 45 - Posted by: Tet Vet 68 1/3/2020 8:29:27 PM (No. 278046)
Glad I left this state in July 2019--If you continue to vote for democrats may you suffer the consequences. When in hell are you ever voting a republican ?
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Reply 46 - Posted by: paral04 1/3/2020 8:51:55 PM (No. 278065)
What will happen to all those swimming pool owners?
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