More ridiculousness in the ultimate nanny state
While the rest of the country endures Bidenflation, supply chain crises, and baby formula shortages, Californians now get to shoulder an additional burden: Government-imposed restrictions on our water use.
Not content with simply denying the construction of desalination plants or plowing under dams, green-justice bureaucrats in one Golden State water district are installing flow restriction devices on residences deemed to be ‘wasting water‘.
The Las Virgenes Municipal Water District began installing water flow restrictors Wednesday, and so far, four have been installed.
Customers who were warned and continued to use more water than was recommended are getting these installed.
The flow restrictor device is about the size of a half dollar with a hole in it.
Without a flow restrictor, water flows normally. Once it has been installed, a considerable amount of water is reduced.
The device isn’t going to solve the fact that the state’s water infrastructure is corroding and not being properly developed to align with residential, industrial, and agricultural needs. The installations are being done to ‘send a message” under the banner of environmental righteousness.
The device, about the size of half a dollar, reduces the amount of water a home can use by a “considerable amount” and would remain in place at each home for at least two weeks, according to the outlet. Those who remove the devices will be fined $2,500.
Mike McNutt with the Las Virgenes Municipal Water District told KABC that he hopes the devices will show residents that officials will not tolerate residents using too much water during a severe drought.
“We had 20 and we dwindled down because, of course, there was people at the last minute that were saying we want to sign this commitment form so we only installed four,” McNutt said.
“We’re getting people to pay attention, and they’re saying we need to be part of the solution.”
Personally, if I were one of those homeowners, my property would be on the market the next day.
In fact, many are now heading for the green hills of Tennessee.
U-Haul, one of the nation’s largest moving rental companies, compiles a lot of statistics to keep track of their moving trucks.
Their reports show in the past two years, more people leaving California than moving here.And the most one-way trips? California to Tennessee, where greater Nashville appears to be transforming into one big California cul-de-sac.
They call it the Music City, and the music is everywhere. But Nashville, the heart of country music, is changing fast. Residents joke that the construction crane is the new state bird and the real estate market in middle Tennessee is on fire.
“Obviously politics sometimes can bring people into different states, but one thing we are seeing is people from Southern California,” said Riley King, a Nashville real estate broker.
The data suggest that when you make taxpayers into environmental criminals because they want to water their gardens, even if they are willing to pay extra to do so, those taxpayers will actually head to places where those taxes are used for….water infrastructure projects.
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