State water policy, due to water waste at the source, punishes those who need water for their survival. Users are forced into an artificial need to conserve water. Hyper awareness of water unavailability leads to self imposed restricted water usage. But water usage may be regulated by legislative statute.
All this control and hysteria about water shortage is government invented but has lead to innovative approaches to increasing water availability. Man is ingenious at identifying a problem, even a government invented problem, and solving the problem. And all this without government “help. ”Among them include water reclamation at sewage disposal plants, toilet-to-tap filtration, desalination of marine water, and desalination of salt infused ground water. On an individual level the solution may include the irrigation use of grey water, capturing rain water and replacing a sod lawn with a swimming pool.