It has been said many times that California is facing a drastic shortage of water in the future. The state, particularly the Southern California region, has few natural water sources to accommodate the almost 40 million people living here. As such, local and county governments have started to come up with a few solutions to eradicate this problem.
One of the solutions proposed is to streamline the flow of water, and the governance of it. Currently, there are well over 450 public water “agencies” in California. Think about that; 450 bureaucratic local, county and state agencies charged with utilizing water in the best way possible for the residents of the state. These agencies are supposed to oversee matters pertaining to infrastructure (which is in shambles), conservation (which is nothing but a dream at this point), renovating deltas (which have been crumbling for the past thirty years), and purity (which they fantastically fail at), among others. [Read more...]