It seems as if a fair amount of news has been speaking about the change in the current drought conditions in California. What they don’t discuss in as much depth is the fact that there is a big difference in what is going on in Northern California verse Southern California. Even though Northern California has pretty much dominated the news with the amount of rain they have received, Southern California is the complete opposite.
“California’s historic drought finally is easing in parts of the north, thanks to October rains that were three or more times the norm. But the five-year drought only is deepening in parts of Central and Southern California, including the 21 percent of the state that remains stuck in the deepest category of drought. In the Orange County city of Santa Ana, Cantuna, a 52-year-old machinist, doesn’t even think about turning on his backyard sprinklers anymore. The drought divide leaves California’s water managers and experts striving to finesse conservation messages for two wildly differing situations in the state.”
So even though you are hearing that California is climbing out of the drought it’s definitely not in Southern California and most importantly, it isn’t even close to happening in our area, Santa Ana!
The bottomline is, if you live or visit anywhere in Southern California we need to continue to conserve as much water as possible. If you are a homeowner, you can do the following:
- Switch from grass to desert landscaping
- Install low flow shower heads
- Take shorter showers
- Turn off the water when you brush your teeth
- Turn off the water when you shave
- Wash your cars and water your lawns on city designated days only
- Recycle your swimming pool water
- Install dual flush toilets
The above is a list of just a few of the things you can do to help save water but if you want to make the largest impact on water conservation in the shortest amount of time choosing to not drain your pool is the way you can do that. Did you know that the largest water conservation act that a homeowner can do is not drain their swimming pool? That’s right by not draining your pool you can save an average of 20,000 gallons of water in less than a 24-hour period. To put this into perspective, it is recommended to change out the water in your swimming pool every 2-3 years due to rising calcium, total dissolved solids and cyanuric acid levels. When these levels rise, calcium will stain the water tile line, liner of the swimming pool and filtration equipment. It will also make it harder to maintain the swimming pool too. Some research has shown that when these levels increase it can be more challenging to take care of your swimming pool and you will use more chlorine to sanitize the swimming pool. To help with this issue, you can call us! We have a mobile filtration trailer that is equipped with a Reverse Osmosis (RO) system that lowers all of the above issues while conserving up to 85% of the existing water in the swimming pool. Everyone who lives in Southern California and has a swimming pool is going to deal with this issue. So we ask you to think twice before you drain your swimming pool and recycle the water instead. You can save water, get drinking quality water in your pool and you can swim in the pool while the process is being performed!
If you have any questions on how our service works, contact us today to learn more!