Tucsons drought-ridden water system is still not operational, and residents are being forced to rely on high amounts of water from irrigation pipes to keep their homes and businesses running.
The water system, known as the Fresno Irrigation Pipe Replacement Program (FIPP), was supposed to begin on Tuesday.
However, the state announced on Friday that it would not have enough water to complete the job.
In a statement to the media on Saturday, Governor Doug Ducey said that Fresno will not be able to complete FIPP until the end of June.
“The water in this system will not work in a very long period of time.
This is the last water system we will have in place for the next year,” he said.
The Fresno Irrigation Pipe Replacement Program is the latest in a series of state government shutdowns and other missteps that have forced residents to rely heavily on government assistance and water for their basic needs.
The Fresno Irrengation Pipe and Water System was built in 1978.
It is designed to replace the entire irrigation pipe system and has cost taxpayers more than $10 billion.
According to the Fresno Water System Manager, the Fresno Department of Water and Power has received over 3 million orders for the pipe replacement.
But according to the agency, it will not have the necessary water to replace all of the irrigation pipe in the state.
“We have more water to fill these pipes,” the water system manager told KVUE.
“There is more water in the system, but we are not getting it to the people.”
The Fresno Water Department says the state has not provided adequate water supplies to the water district.
“The state is running on water, but not the water we need to get the irrigation pipes in place,” the agency said in a statement.
“Fresno Water is working with state officials to find a way to get to the point where we have enough to replace these pipes and to provide water for residents,” said Fresno County Supervisor Mike Della Rosa in a press release.
“As we are getting the pipes in there, we are going to need a little more water than what the state is giving us,” Della Cruz said.
“I have asked the water board to come out and give us the water, because we are on the brink of going dry.”
Fresnians have been relying on water from wells and pipes since last week.
The drought has affected people’s ability to work, shop, and enjoy life.
FIPPS costs the state $18 million a month, but many residents do not have access to a water source, and have resorted to relying on the state to help.FIPPS is one of the programs Duceys administration has implemented to try to improve water quality in California.
The state is working to improve the quality of water supply in the Central Valley and the South Bay.
In the past two years, the water quality has improved across the entire state.
According to a study released by the Center for Science in the Public Interest, the area with the most improvement was the Central Delta.