Newsom Has Doubled Down On Forced Water Limitations…


In Biden’s America, everything is in shortage…

On Monday, Democratic California Gov. Gavin Newsom threatened to impose mandatory water restrictions if residents don’t use less water as the drought drags on and the hotter summer months approach.

Last July, Newsom declared a drought emergency and called upon Californians to voluntarily cut their water use by 15 percent. But by the end of March 2022, after the state failed to meet this goal, the governor issued an executive order asking local agencies to boost their response to the ongoing drought, according to his office.

 Here’s what Newsom said during a meeting with leaders from the state’s largest urban water suppliers:

“Every water agency across the state needs to take more aggressive actions to communicate about the drought emergency and implement conservation measures.”

California is in its third year of drought and virtually all areas of the state are classified as either in severe or extreme drought. Due to low water levels in state reservoirs, the state is releasing only a limited amount of water from its supplies.

More details of this report from Daily Wire:

According to the most recent conservation numbers by the State Water Resources Control Board, urban water usage across the state rose by almost 19% in March. The board noted that when the numbers are compared to March 2020, which was the beginning of the current drought, the average use of water in towns and cities went up by 18.9%.

In the South Coast Hydrologic Region, where over half of California’s population resides, urban water use went up 26.9%. However, some department authorities noted that the sharp rise was partly because March 2020 was wetter than normal when contrasted with March 2022.

During a portion of the 2012-2016 drought, former Governor Jerry Brown issued a mandated 25% cut in urban water usage.

After the drought, however, local water agencies reportedly told state authorities that they wanted a style that was more specific to their individual, localized areas. Newsom has supported this local attitude, but his office told the Times in a statement that he “voiced concerns today given recent conservation levels around the state.”

“Governor Newsom warned that if this localized approach to conservation does not result in a significant reduction in water use statewide this summer, the state could be forced to enact mandatory restrictions,” Newsom’s office said. “The Governor will reconvene these same agencies in the next two months to provide an update.”

On Monday, Newsom called upon water agencies on Monday to step up their efforts amid extreme drought conditions.

If this localized conservation strategy fails to prove sufficient this summer, Newsom warned that the state could be forced to enact mandatory restrictions.

The vote will also include a measure requiring local agencies to implement water use restrictions, amid the possibility that supplies could be 20 percent lower as a result of extreme weather, a statement from Newsom’s office added.

Sources: DailyWire,  Los Angeles Times