Alpaugh, California – More than 400 Alpaugh residents received water conservation kits in an effort to encourage household water conservation.
Income inequality has become a trending topic in recent years. A 2014 NPR report, 40 Years of Income Inequality in America, tracks household income in America from 1975 to 2010, showing a dramatic incline in income growth among the 95th percentile between 1995 and 2000.
Crouch Mesa, New Mexico residents have been without potable water since May 25 due to treatment plant failures. About 7,000 customers served by the AV Water Company’s Morningstar and Harvest gold water systems have been living under a boil advisory.
California currently has 7,642 water systems, 63 percent of which have 200 or fewer connections. Sen. Bob Wieckowski has introduced Senate Bill 1263 to require applicants to coordinate efforts with nearby water agencies before creating a new agency.
Camino Real Regional Utility Authority (CRRUA) recently issued an advisory warning residents that the water utility’s two arsenic treatment plants were broken down.