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‘Gimme Shelter’: In drought, does California have enough water for lots of new homes?



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Tear up your garden. Do fewer a great deal of laundry. Don’t flush the bathroom except you need to.

That is all recommendation Californians have obtained in a drought that’s forcing water restrictions up and down the state. But, on the identical time, California leaders are pushing for the development of thousands and thousands of latest properties to ease the state’s affordability issues.

On this episode of “Gimme Shelter: The California Housing Crisis Podcast,” we talk about the seeming contradiction between the drive for water conservation and new homebuilding. Briefly, water consultants say that there’s enough available for lots of new homes and people if residents’ 60-year-trend of utilizing much less continues and accelerates into the long run.

Our visitor is Ellen Hanak, director of the Public Coverage Institute of California’s Water Coverage Middle.

Gimme Shelter,” a biweekly podcast that appears at why it’s so costly to dwell in California and what the state can do about it, options Liam Dillon, who covers housing affordability points for the Los Angeles Instances, and Manuela Tobías, housing reporter for CalMatters.

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