Imagine a day without water

Philip E. Paule is the vice president of the Eastern Municipal Water District board. Courtesy photo
As Southern Californians, everyone knows not to take water for granted.Despite unusually heavy rains during the past year, residents are acutely aware that recurring droughts, dependence on imported water and climate variation all affect the availability of water locally and throughout the state.Water agencies across California collectively spend billions to upgrade infrastructure and invest in new water projects to ensure reliable long-term water supplies, delivery and storage. While Southern Californians appreciate the work that’s needed to provide a consistent water supply, most people carry on with their busy lives as long as water comes out of the taps. Because water pipelines are out of sight, they are also mostly out of mind.But try to imagine for a moment a day when w
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