Water woes continue for drought-stricken East Porterville despite Gov. Brown declaration
Water woes continue for drought-stricken East Porterville despite Gov.
But that doesn’t change much for some areas like the drought-stricken community of East Porterville.
Many people in East Porterville had no choice but to flush toilets with buckets and use bottled water to eat and drink.
Even now, heavy rainfall doesn’t mean there’s running water.
CSET says they’re one of many groups trying to connect a remaining 500 homes to the city’s water system.
Earlier Friday, the State Water Resources Control Board approved $35 million to help East Porterville residents with dry and contaminated wells.
It comes the same day Brown says California’s Emergency Drought is officially over.
Counties all across the state no longer face water restrictions expect for Fresno, Kings, Tulare and Tuolumne.
"In this drought, we learned how much we can save outdoors," Felicia Marcus with the California State Water Board said.
"People learned how much less they really need."