As the droughts hit the state of California and the authorities decided to take measures to conserve the water. Although measures had been taken, but some challenges have to be faced by the utilities that are more than the revenue and a water supply that is not secure. When it is about reduction in the usage of water, leaks and odors become the part of the process.
Inconsistency has been seen in the conservation in the state and according to the water agencies savings percentage has changed extra ordinarily as it has increased by 31 percent in the July if compared with July 2013. Die to this, a huge swing of problems have also been found.
Tree roots have been pulling out of the manholes by the sanitation districts and pipes have been provided the maintenance to avoid deterioration and saved the smell to be spread. When low amount of drinking water is consumed, the amount of wastewater to be recycled is remained less.
The systems when had less quantity of water and did not have enough water to keep it moving increased the problems of odor and toilets are being flushed less frequently if the toilets have low flow.
The state has been managing the waste facilities through which solids can be pushed by the help of gravity and wastewater but as the problem of low is coming in their way due to which solid is gathered and stoppages is formed. By the stoppage and accumulation of the solid waste, the most significant problem arises which is the bad odor at the place of accumulation. The smell becomes worse and stronger in the cities where the heat is more and has not ended yet in this month of September. In those areas, the odor is more than normal.
When the authorities impose conservation, the challenge of returns is also faced by the utilities. It is the requirement of the utilities to have a more consistent revenue because the water utilities have been struggling now because of the protracted droughts and the infrastructure which is very old. In this condition, conservation is the most disliked step at the time of need of the revenue.
The conservation which is imposed due to the drought has been harming the landscape and it can be seen that the trees and plants in a dying position as they are not getting the water. Now the branches of the trees are getting brown and their tops are very thin. Citizens have been asked to share their comments over the drought that has been prolonged and according to Gail Frick who has given her backyard love and care for the last 3 decades and now she has been facing the biggest challenge in the shape of this drought.