It’s Been a Dry Three Years.
As you know San Diego County has seen mild winters and high temperatures that have left our major reservoirs at less than optimal capacity. On July 24, 2014 the San Diego County Water Authority’s Board called for mandatory water conservation efforts in order to slow the county’s water reservoir depletion.
Remember: Conserving Water is Easy!
Water usage is inevitable, but there are several resources available to help us conserve water without adversely affecting our lifestyles. The San Diego Water Authority has created an eGuide to a WaterSmart Lifestyle which provides useful tips on water conservation for the home and garden. The Authority also provides free audits of your construction or landscape projects to ensure your water usage is getting its maximum usage with as little waste as possible. Here are additional ways to conserve water you can start implementing immediately!
Quick Water Saving Fixes: Reduce Evaporation
Quick Water Saving Fixes: Reduce Water Usage
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Quick Water Saving Fixes: Water Capture
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Resources for Water Conservation
The San Diego Water Authority’s WaterSmart program has numerous resources on rebates, tips, and innovations to help keep San Diego’s water supply plentiful. In addition the WaterSmart Expo is holding their annual conference in Las Vegas this October, where the very latest products and innovations in water conservation technology will be on display. Learn more about the expo here.
San Diego Will Be Just Fine!
Patrick J, Kiger of Discovery News reports, “Doug Parker, director of the California Institute for Water Resources at the University of California, says that the state typically experiences cyclical droughts lasting up to three years, so this one isn’t all that unusual.” And even if this current drought lasts more than 3 years, we have the technology to build desalinization plants and tap into the groundwater beneath California’s crust.