Sunday, November 22, 2015

Delivering Water

The drought in California has ushered in a boom in water delivery services. When wells run dry the often the solution is to simply dig a new one. However, the cost to dig a well is hefty and there's no guarantee that the new well won't run dry as well. In some parts of the state there has been an increase in water theft but in Central California many homeowners are turning to a legal water solution that’s not dependent on city water lines- water delivery.  Water delivery trucks legally hook up to fire hydrants in areas that use city water and fill up the truck. The number of gallons loaded on to the truck is reported to the city. The trucks then deliver water to customers whose wells have gone dry. This may sound like  a drain on the city water system but the Clovis Water Authority that the water used by truck haulers is less than 4 percent of the city’s yearly water production.