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Water Restrictions at Your New Home

May 29, 2018

Direct Home Connect specializes in relocating home services: tv (cable or satellite), internet, security, phone, and utilities: energy, solar, gas, and water. With water being in limited supply on the western side of the country, it's best to know before you make the move what to expect. 



Water Use Restrictions

The New York Times published an article arguing that, “In California, a wet era may be ending.” The article pointed out that California has a long history of drought conditions, and that the wetter-than average conditions that the Golden State generally witnessed over the last 100 years may not be “normal” at all. In fact, looking at tree ring data, scientists have determined that over the last two millennia, California has experienced many periods of drought that lasted a decade or more.


In two instances, “mega drought” conditions lasted more than 100 years straight. When Governor Jerry Brown announced mandatory water restrictions, he echoed similar sentiments saying that drought conditions across the state are “the new normal.” California is not alone in facing the lingering effects of the drought that covers much of the Western United States.


According to the most recent US Drought Monitor, drought covers 73.47% of the Western United States.

Extreme drought is already taking place in:


* California

* Nevada

* Oregon

* Washington

* Idaho

* Montana


Each of these states have implemented plans to address the drought and in some instances limit water usage. If you are planning to move to one of these states, we recommend asking your real estate agent to discuss any potential water conservation mandates, or if you will be in a "potential" drought zone. 


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