Politicians and bureaucrats in blue states (those are states run by political liberals, for those unfamiliar with American politics), sadly, focus their time and resources on nonsensical virtue signalling policies instead of actually trying to improve the lives of people living in their areas. If they actually tried to figure out practical ways to solve problems and focused on solving those problems in real life, then… well, they wouldn’t be liberals, would they?
So, today, we have another royal screw up from the flamingly leftist state of California. Vanessa Serna writes,
A Central California village where the temperature is expected to reach 105 degrees Fahrenheit June 30 is dry out of running water as the state drought continues.
The crisis began in Teviston when a well—the Tulare County region’s only water source—malfunctioned June 9, leaving its 600 residents without running water. It has yet to be repaired.
“The well failure in Teviston illustrates the difficulties facing single-source water systems during drought,” State Water Resources Control Board spokesperson Jackie Carpenter told The Epoch Times June 29.
The nonprofit Self-Help Enterprises is helping the village repair its well, said spokesperson Jessi Snyder.
And, again, from Serna:
This is not the first time Teviston has faced a water challenge.
“Teviston’s wells have a history of collapsing and struggling with sand soils,” Snyder said “It’s a real design challenge… We are working hard to repair [the well] in the right way, so that failures can be averted.”
Now, in case you weren’t aware of it, California has a long history of water shortages as bad planning has made it more and more difficult to obtain enough water for household use, farming, and industrial use.
And guess who has controlled California politics for pretty much all recent memory. I’ll give you a hint: it wasn’t conservatives.
So, the poor people living in this California town have a recurring water shortage problem in a state with recurring water shortage problems. You would think that solving a water shortage would be a priority of the state government, wouldn’t you?
Apparently, that isn’t the case, though.