Is Your Area Having A Water Shortage?

@elmiko (6640)
United States
June 6, 2008 6:18pm CST
I've been hearing of water problems lately. The most recent place has been California.
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@smuggeridge (2157)
6 Jun 08
not even close. we have so much water that we don't know what to do with it all.
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@dawnald (84146)
• Shingle Springs, California
6 Jun 08
Can you send some of it to California? :-)
6 Jun 08
well i can try but all this water means i can only get about by boat which makes moving any significant quantity of water difficult. I can however do a rain dance for you
@jonesy123 (3950)
• United States
6 Jun 08
Here in central KY we were asked to conserve water last year in my area, because it was an extremely hot and dry summer. Other areas nearby even had water conservation enforced. Farmers had to slaughter cattle because there was not enough grass for their herds. So far so good this year. It's still too early for us to get there. And we had an extremely wet winter to make up for the summer. We probably will be fine this summer.
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@elmiko (6640)
• United States
8 Jun 08
Thats good to hear.
• Canada
6 Jun 08
I don't think our area is having a water shortage now, but in the summertime, we rotate days when we are allowed to water our lawns. I think it's nuts though, the way my hometown is growing. If it keeps expanding the way it has been, we WILL have a water shortage, really soon.
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@elmiko (6640)
• United States
8 Jun 08
My town has gotten alot bigger as well. I can really tell by how cluttered the roads are in my area.
• India
7 Jun 08
in our we are not facing the problem of shortage of water and the main reason to the shortage of water is poor maintainance and not storing the rain water and let it flow to the sea. In our area we have adopted water harvesting techniques and avoid the shortage.
@elmiko (6640)
• United States
8 Jun 08
It seems like alot more areas should do that. Thanks for the response.
• India
7 Jun 08
Our City is nowadays running into Water Problems On and Off.Till an year or two back we didn't face anything like this.The reason for occasional Water shortage is the rapid increase in population which is using up Water supplies.The saviour for the City I live in are the various Lakes that house the Rain Water and are the primary probably only source of Water for the entire Population.There are lakes in all that supply the cuty it's water.
@elmiko (6640)
• United States
8 Jun 08
Thanks for the response.
• United States
7 Jun 08
I live in California and water shortages are a way of life. Yet, there are a ton of people and business that don't seem to realize it. I've been out in the rain and see sprinklers going and most of the water is hitting the street. It's gotten better in that regard, though. Recently, I've been hearing more and more about artificial grass. A lot of people swear by it. You still need water to clean it off from time to time, but way less than real grass. I also like that some people are xeriscaping their landscapes, too.
@elmiko (6640)
• United States
8 Jun 08
People should care about the conservation. Thanks for the response.
• United States
7 Jun 08
nope-we're actually doing good for once.since the economy hit the skids,people aren't travelling here,so the hotels aren't using up our water.it's amazing what a surplus we have this year because of it.
@elmiko (6640)
• United States
8 Jun 08
We don't vacation that much to begin with. People are like us now because of the high gas prices. Thanks for the response.
@dawnald (84146)
• Shingle Springs, California
6 Jun 08
We are currently having a two year drought in California. Hope we get rain this winter, especially in the mountains!
@elmiko (6640)
• United States
8 Jun 08
I hope the same for you as well.
@cream97 (29166)
• United States
10 Jun 08
No, not that I know of.. I hope this changes with your state pretty soon.
@elisa812 (3033)
• United States
10 Jun 08
We don't seem to be having that problem here where I live. I am in Ohio, and we have been having some flooding lately cause of so much rain. I guess we have the opposite problem, cause we seem to have too much water rather than a shortage!
@underdogtoo (9599)
• Philippines
9 Jun 08
There is no water shortage in our area, thank God for that. We should really start using water more wisely in order to keep it here on earth and not be so dirty and unusable.
• Kottayam, India
8 Jun 08
Water taken from the river and filtered it and supplied through pipe by the Local Water Authority.
@anujain75 (1069)
• India
8 Jun 08
My area is come under water shortage area of Bangalore.People are buying water for $8 per 1000 litre.But where I lived,it has deep boring water.The water level become lower during summer but still we have not face water problem.