California trailer park residents are more likely to have polluted water and poor water delivery than residents using other municipal utilities, according to a recent study in the journal Environmental Justice.
California water regulators would likewater sprinkler to make water restrictions enacted during the state’s drought permanent, according to Daily News. Their plans come as the state appears to be back in drought after a slight reprieve last year.
A pilot program in Colorado is being tested to determine if it can help protect river flows during dry periods.
With affordable housing increasingly out of reach for many Americans, trailer parks are attracting more would-be buyers, in part because of more amenities. Trailer park designers are gradually designing modern “mobile home communities” that are energy-efficient, and may have playgrounds and swimming pools.
Even if more snow falls in Colorado later this winter, it might not make up for a record low in precipitation across the state, say meteorologists. In response to this bad news, utilities have stepped up monitoring of reserves to determine how much water they can leave in reservoirs that will not threaten dam capacity if more snow and rain eventually fall.