It seems the drought in California has caused a further strain in the already-tense relationship between cities and farm regions. Cities and water districts are imposing mandatory cutbacks of 10% to 15% on their customers. However, growers in the Central Valley and other agricultural areas are upset that these are nowhere near as severe as their own. The struggle between urban and rural areas for scarce water resources has been at a constant low level for years, but now it threatens to reach new levels. In his article in the Christian Science Monitor, Daniel B. Wood details some of the issues that are now facing California as the drought enters its third year.
Some of these issues, especially regarding water waste and decreases in allotment, are beginning to pop up around the west. Using the No More Geysers Riser is one way of preventing water waste.