- On February 26, 2018
The bottom line is, California is still in a drought!
For the past year, many people thought that California was out of the drought and because of the mainstream media residents of California were correct. But, because of the media, California, which was in the news for the longest time because of the worst drought in its history is heading back in that direction again. Due to an abnormally dry winter, with little snow in Northern California and a very dry and warm Southern California, we are now heading back into the same situation as before and it might even be worse! In recent reports, there have even been talks about permanent water restrictions and fines for water wasters and we would love to see this happen!
Depending on what article you read, all it will take is one dry summer for us to return to major drought conditions and we are willing to bet that this is going to happen this year and sure enough, IT DID! Well, we are now past the halfway point of the water year, just under half the state is technically considered to be in a drought — and some 91 percent of California is “abnormally dry.” That figure is up from 26 percent only three months ago, and worse, it’s more than double the 38 percent figure recorded in late February 2017.
At Pure Water Industries, we keep drought and water conservation news on high alert because our business is focused on it. One of the key focuses of our business is recycling swimming pool water. Basically, we offer residential and commercial swimming pool owners an alternative to a typical drain and refill. If you own a swimming pool in our area, you should get into the habit of changing out the water in your pool every two years because of high Calcium Hardness in our tap water. As pool water evaporates, the calcium and other hardness minerals in our water remain in solution and gradually increase in concentration. When this happens calcium will scale your tile, the interior finish of your swimming pool, filtration equipment, spillways, salt chlorinators and your decorative water features. At this time, most pool professionals will recommend a water change which as you know can waste on average 20,000-gallons of water. That’s why we will always recommend our Puripool Reverse Osmosis (RO) mobile filtration because we can conserve up to 85% of the existing water and put drinking quality water back in your swimming pool.
California is officially back in the drought and based on reports it is going to get worse so the next time someone recommends a water change please contact us to save the water and make a huge impact on our environment.