New Online Game Asks You to Plan CA’s Challenging Water Future

New Field Research Corporation poll questions show how Californians feel about water waster fines & raising rates to cut water usage
As the state faces serious drought conditions and an uncertain water future, Next 10 ( is issuing a new challenge to Californians:
Can you create a plan to make sure there’s enough water for us all?
On Sept. 9, the nonprofit, nonpartisan organization will launch the new California Water Challenge (, an online simulation tool that lets each user create a unique plan to meet the increasing demands on the state’s limited water supplies. Next 10 will also make public the findings of two Field Research Corporation polling questions that ask Californians how they feel about fining water wasters and what they think of potentially increasing water rates in order to lower demand.

September 5, 2014

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3 COMMENTS ON THIS POST To “New Online Game Asks You to Plan CA’s Challenging Water Future”

  1. Thomas says:

    This is ridiculous!! How much water can residents really use? Agriculture uses 80% of all water and industry uses 15%. That which remains is only 5%. You wish to penalize the general public and ” water wasters ” and yet we use only 5%. If everybody cut back by 20%, then usage would be 4%. Notice business and agriculture continue to use the same percentage as before. It won’t make any difference if we cut back or not–the majority users get away with it! All that will change is water bills will increase because they want more money–nothing because of conservation. By the way, what happens to the water that is saved?? Who knows! The amount is minuscule. They will go after the general public because they can under the guise of conservation! No mater what, higher prices and a rough ride ahead.

  2. C. Parker says:

    Fines and higher rates? Really? Is that the best the the great state of California can do? It works in Arizona, but I think we would be better served if we looked at Oregon.

    Reclamation of gray water. Starting with laundry. Surely there is a better use
    for fifty gallons of water/week than sending it into the sewer.

    Or, is that much water needed to dilute the black water?
    I ask, because if it is, then this is about a whole lot more than water.

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