A town in Central California is mostly without water, but many of its residents remain there.
Pallets of bottled water arrive by the truck load. Showers have become a luxury. People flush the toilet as little as possible. This is life in East Porterville, California.
Thousands of residents in this town live with little to no water.
Because much of the town traditionally relied on private wells for water, once they started drying up, water became a scarce resource.