Bucket showers, no flushing toilets and daily trips to collect bottled water are the reality for many people in East Porterville, after years of dought, reports Mother Jones

Glance at a lawn in East Porterville, California, and you’ll instantly know something about the people who live in the house adjacent to it.

If a lawn is green, the home has running water. If it’s brown, or if the yard contains plastic tanks or crates of bottled water, then the well has gone dry.

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Source: Guardian Environment