NEW: CA Water Check for RV'er's - Page 3 - Fiberglass RV

Thread Tools Search this Thread Display Modes
Old 07-14-2015, 11:21 AM   #29
Senior Member
Roger C H's Avatar
Name: Roger
Trailer: 2009 Trillium 1300 "Homelet"/2014 Subaru Outback "Rosie"
Posts: 2,155
Smile I can't understand it

There is the whole Pacific Ocean along California. Haven't CA residents ever heard of distillation?

From Wikipedia:

"Drinking water has been distilled from sea water since at least ca. 200 AD when the process was clearly described by Alexander of Aphrodisias.[1] Its history predates this, as a passage in Aristotle's Meteorologica (II.3, 358b16) refers to the distillation of water.[2] Captain Israel Williams of the Friendship (1797) improvised a way to distill water, which he described in his journal.[3]"

Heat source? How about the sun?

A charter member of the Buffalo Plaid Brigade!

Whether you think you can or think you can't, you're right.
Roger C H is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 07-14-2015, 11:49 AM   #30
Senior Member
Bob Miller's Avatar
Name: Bob
Trailer: 1973 Hunter Compact II
Posts: 7,914
Yep, we are well aware of distillation of sea water. The majority of fresh water for Santa Catalina Island comes from a desalinization plant. Not to mention military installations on islands as well as ships at sea.

But... the cost per gallon is astronomical and, for the millions of peeps in the state, the amount of power required would put a huge drain on the existing and future power infrastructures.

This is an idea that comes around every drought and, by the time anything can be done, the drought ends. But there are a few smaller plants currently operating for areas that don't have access to sufficient well water in any but the best of times, i.e. that place "26 Miles Across the Sea". (Actually it's 22 miles, but that didn't fit the song.... LOL)

Bob Miller is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 07-14-2015, 02:13 PM   #31
Senior Member
Name: Carl
Trailer: 1994 Scamp 16
Posts: 240
Plenty of Fresh WATER!

Just for everyone's information Arkansas has plenty of water this year! There is no shortages! Rest rooms, showers and drinking fountains are all still open. The water is clear, cool, refreshing and free (for the most part)! The lakes are full of water, with good boating, fishing and swimming.
As we say in the south- yall come to see us!

If you don't know where you are going, you might wind up someplace else! Yogi Berra
Nut501 is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 07-14-2015, 02:34 PM   #32
Senior Member
Bob Miller's Avatar
Name: Bob
Trailer: 1973 Hunter Compact II
Posts: 7,914
Ya, not only are the lakes and streams full of water, so is the air. Did someone say it is humid down south? LOL
Bob Miller is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 07-14-2015, 05:25 PM   #33
Senior Member
Joy A's Avatar
Trailer: 2001 13 ft Scamp / 1993 Jeep Cherokee
Posts: 1,252
[QUOTE=Bob Miller;534782]on a weekend.....

On the other hand, if scare tactics deters a few from visiting, so be it.... That will make more room in those water desolate places, like Yosemite National Park, Sequoia National Park, Mts. Lassen and Shasta, the Magnificent Redwoods and the 100's of miles of California Beaches, that much less crowded for those of us that live in and delight in the 330+ days of RV'ing a year we can enjoy, all by taking a few extra water containers along, just in case.QUOTE]

Hey Bob, I hadn't thought of that. I live maybe 30 miles north of the north entry into Yosemite and rarey every go down there anymore. Maybe this year I will, and maybe even find a campsite. That would be a shock.

[QUOTE As a state, we aren't restricting needed water usage, we are just cutting back on unnecessary consumption while Mother/Father Nature plays their tricks on us again. it is in AZ and NM all of the time. QUOTE]

I'd say you are a little wrong there. There are lots of towns here in No. California that have cut people down to where needed water use is even being effected. I can't speak for So. Cal. but then I wouldn't want to as they are the major consumers of "Our" water. In the last drought I was amazed on a trip to So. Cal. seeing water running down gutters, lawns being water etc. We in the North, where the water comes from, were being rationed. I wouldn't be surprised that is happening once again. Because, Yes there is rationing here that impacts needed water. And, good for you that you even get to do outside watering.
Joy A. & Lily
and "Puff", too
No. Ca. Sierra Foothills
Joy A is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 07-14-2015, 07:14 PM   #34
Senior Member
rbryan's Avatar
Name: Robert
Trailer: 2015 Escape 19 "Past Tents" 2015 F150 Lariat Ecoboost Crew Cab
Posts: 340
Interesting perspective about the water use differences from north to south. I'm in Silicon Valley this week on an IT integration and had to almost wade through the parking lot of my hotel this morning. The sprinklers here are spitting out water just fine. Back home in South Texas, a drought restriction is a drought restriction. Run your sprinklers during stage III water restrictions (whether you're a homeowner or a business) and you'll face a hefty fine.

"You can't buy happiness, but you can buy an RV. And that is pretty close."
rbryan is offline   Reply With Quote

Currently Active Users Viewing This Thread: 1 (0 members and 1 guests)
Thread Tools Search this Thread
Search this Thread:

Advanced Search
Display Modes

Posting Rules
You may not post new threads
You may not post replies
You may not post attachments
You may not edit your posts

BB code is On
Smilies are On
[IMG] code is On
HTML code is Off
Trackbacks are Off
Pingbacks are Off
Refbacks are Off

Similar Threads
Thread Thread Starter Forum Replies Last Post
Boler water setup??? new tank, pump & water heater question Johnny M Plumbing | Systems and Fixtures 7 05-07-2015 12:41 PM
Has anyone tried this to check a tow vehicle? DannyH Towing, Hitching, Axles and Running Gear 14 03-10-2015 01:27 AM
Price check on new egg Chillywilly General Chat 5 07-18-2013 10:03 AM
Check this out Kevin K General Chat 4 06-13-2009 10:30 AM
Dometic Refrigerator Check Light and Diagnostic Mode Thane Problem Solving | Owners Helping Owners 1 04-18-2009 03:07 PM

» Upcoming Events
No events scheduled in
the next 465 days.
» Virginia Campgrounds

Reviews provided by

Our Communities

Our communities encompass many different hobbies and interests, but each one is built on friendly, intelligent membership.

» More about our Communities

Automotive Communities

Our Automotive communities encompass many different makes and models. From U.S. domestics to European Saloons.

» More about our Automotive Communities

Marine Communities

Our Marine websites focus on Cruising and Sailing Vessels, including forums and the largest cruising Wiki project on the web today.

» More about our Marine Communities

Copyright 2002-2015 Social Knowledge, LLC All Rights Reserved.

All times are GMT -6. The time now is 02:38 AM.

Powered by vBulletin® Version 3.8.8 Beta 1
Copyright ©2000 - 2016, vBulletin Solutions, Inc.