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Water Theft Becomes Common Consequence of Ongoing California Drought

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May 12, 2015; 11:09 AM

With the state of California mired in its fourth year of drought and a mandatory 25 percent reduction in water usage in place, reports of water theft have become common.

In April, The Associated Press reported that huge amounts of water went missing from the Sacramento-San Joaquin Delta and a state investigation was launched. The delta is a vital body of water, serving 23 million Californians as well as millions of farm acres, according to the Association for California Water Agencies.

The AP reported in February that a number of homeowners in Modesto, California, were fined $1,500 for allegedly taking water from a canal. In another instance, thieves in the town of North San Juan stole hundreds of gallons of water from a fire department tank.

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i know. weird isnt it? just last week, a couple was fined 2.000 for stealing water from a small reservoir in our town...they siphoned long hose to their house which was nearby to water their fruit and veg garden. people are doing desperate and stupid acts

 
 
 

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In this undated photo provided by the East Bay Municipal Utility District, a hydrant cover was taken off by a water thief and a hose connected to the hydrant. Northern California water districts are looking to hike fines for meter cheaters and other people who steal water as the state enters its fourth year of drought. (AP Photo/East Bay Municipal Utility District)

Primarily the CCWD has received reports of people illegally tapping into hydrants in order to fill up a tank or another sort of receptacle to store water. Additionally, Allen said that some contractors have targeted water pipes laid for new developments that may not have a meter attached to them or found a way to circumvent the meter.

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For Immediate Release
May 5, 2015

SACRAMENTO – With emergency drought conditions persisting throughout California, the State Water Resources Control Board Tuesday adopted an emergency regulationrequiring an immediate 25 percent reduction in overall potable urban water use statewide in accordance with Gov. Jerry Brown’s April 1 Executive Order.

The Governor’s Executive Order required, for the first time in the state’s history, mandatory conservation for all residents and directed several state agencies, including the State Water Board, to take immediate action to safeguard the state’s remaining potable urban water supplies in preparation for a possible fifth year of drought.

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How Wal-Mart Makes An Instant 65,724% Profit Selling… California Water

Wal-Mart is facing questions tonight after CBS13 learns the company draws its bottled water from a Sacramento water district during California’s drought.

According to its own labeling, the water in the gallon jugs appears to come from Sacramento’s water supply.

Sacramento sells water to a bottler, DS Services of America, at 99 cents for every 748 gallons—the same rate as other commercial and residential customers. That water is then bottled and sold at Walmart for 88 cents per gallon, meaning that $1 of water from Sacramento turns into $658.24 for Walmart and DS Services.
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Now we learn of some pretty troubling news that Wal-Mart is sourcing some of its bottled water from the Sacramento water supply, despite the fact that: “Sacramento-area water districts are preparing to enforce residential water-use cuts as high as 36 percent.”
http://govtslaves.info/how-wal-mart-makes-an-instant-65724-profit-selling-california-water/

 

So WalMart and Nestle can have as much water as they can take but residents will be fined for not following the restrictions. ¬¬

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