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California community suffers as wells dry up in drought

, 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

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