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How diverse are cities' water supplies — and are they enough?

Original post made on Jul 16, 2021

The deepening drought and recent calls for Californians to voluntarily reduce their water use by 15% have residents starting to wonder: Just how resilient are local water systems in the event of a long-term drought or an emergency?

Read the full story here Web Link posted Friday, July 16, 2021, 10:32 AM

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Posted by Jon Castor
a resident of Woodside: Woodside Heights
on Jul 16, 2021 at 3:24 pm

Jon Castor is a registered user.

Thanks for an informative article on our water supply, which indicates that we generally have very little local storage/supply capability, ranging from zero to 4 days depending on the district. Implications include how quickly we and our fire departments would run out of water in the event of a major earthquake that damages our supply line(s). “There is... no single Northern California or Southern California when it comes to water. Water is a very local phenomenon. And every region and every water district has a different mix of water supply options and water demands." (Quoted text attributed to Peter Gleick, founder of the Pacific Institute, a global water think tank in: Web Link)

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