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Drought conditions in parts of Central California have become so harsh that it’s normal to turn on the tap have no coming out. Now, some of the town’s residents will have access to something they haven’t had in months — hot showers.

Drought conditions have gotten so bad in California that in some places, turning on the tap and having nothing come out is common. The lack of running water has especially plagued the little farming town of East Porterville in the San Joaquin Valley, leaving scores of homes without working wells.

The wells have run dry in one Central Valley community, prompting some to consider packing up and leaving. Other residents like Donna Johnson have volunteered to go door to door, delivering water by hand to residents in need.