What about the town getting together to purchase a water tanker to go up to Oregon or Washington state to truck water in ? Maybe even coming east as well ? Be happy to help figure out type of truck best. Could even do box trucks with 2 150 gallon tanks inside if you wanted to transport on the qt! Make it solely for you residents. The residents would have water tanks on side of there homes I am sure they could manage well if they had there own system that hey operate. Even if it was by community or neighborhood. Could that work and now you keep your independence and over come till hopefully things change for the better?
Susie Cagle | Longreads | June 2015 | 21 minutes (5,160 words)
The sun was going down in East Porterville, California, diffusing gold through a thick and creamy fog, as Donna Johnson pulled into the parking lot in front of the Family Dollar.
Since the valley started running dry, this has become Johnson’s favorite store. The responsibilities were getting overwhelming for the 70-year-old: doctors visits and scans for a shoulder she injured while lifting too-heavy cases of water; a trip to the mechanic to fix the truck door busted by an overeager film crew; a stop at the bank to deposit another generous check that’s still not enough to cover the costs of everything she gives away; a million other small tasks and expenses. But at the Family Dollar she was singularly focused, in her element.
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