, Oct 23 (Reuters) – In one of the
towns hardest hit by California’s drought, the only way some
residents can get water to flush the toilet is to drive to the
fire station, hand-pump water into barrels and take it back
The trip has become a regular ritual for East Porterville
residents Macario Beltran, 41, and his daughters, who on a
recent evening pumped the water into containers in the bed of
his old pickup truck to be used for bathing, dish washing and
Truth or Consequences, New Mexico
By Lucy Nicholson
Having just trundled past cattle and tumbleweed through the high desert red plains of southern New Mexico, Elizabeth Mixon stepped off a tour bus to face the future.
She breathed in the dry air at the edge of Spaceport America and imagined the adventure of the first tourists destined to launch from the nearly quarter-billion-dollar facility.