While last week we saw the anti-water bottle structure put up to combat the excessive use of water bottles and promote the more environmentally conscious method of simply using tap water, people in California seem to be having the opposite problem in some parts. The drought which has been going on for four years has gotten so bad that in some cities where there have been restrictions put on tap water usage, residents have resorted to buying water from water trucks. The water truck owners will fill up their trucks with tap water from their own town, and then drive to nearby towns with water restriction and sell the water for about a dollar or two per gallon. Some cities are trying to restrict this; the truckers are, after all, taking the water for free and making a profit off of it, which doesn’t go to the city. But this restriction would have grave consequences for people in surrounding towns who depend on the water.
People Using Water Trucks to Combat California Drought