Santa Cruz, California – A small city of about 60,000 people at the northern tip of the Monterey Bay, normally heavily reliant on groundwater and reservoir water sources, is facing a serious water shortage during California’s latest drought years. Santa Cruzian’s are being advised to limit their water usage and not forget about the ongoing … Continue reading Cuts in Water Usage, Cuts in Utility Bill
Election day is just around the corner, next Tuesday, November 4th. Some big measures line the ballot this year, one of which seeks to address the water shortage emergency California currently is in. The proposition allows the state to borrow $7.5 billion in bonds to fund water resource management projects throughout the state. The new, … Continue reading Proposition 1: Water Bond on California’s Election Ballot
Anywhere in California it is easy to see the effects of the latest drought. Surface water levels, such as lakes and rivers, are visibly low and changes in landscape vegetation are obvious. Windshield wipers on California cars have been put to little or no use. But what about the impacts on water resources we can … Continue reading New, Striking Images From NASA Show California Groundwater Loss
Water treatment systems including water softeners, reverse osmosis systems, iron filters and other types of backwashing and self-cleaning treatment systems all produce wastewater, which flushes out accumulated contaminants. It is very common for these filter systems to be installed and then forgotten about; if the system is set to backwash more frequently than needed, you … Continue reading How to Optimize Your Water Treatment System During The Drought
Drought conditions can have wide-ranging impacts including effects on ground water supplies. The invisible nature of groundwater leads to an uneasy feeling that the well water supply could dry up without warning during a drought. If you reside within a region affected by drought, be on the look-out for a change in your well water. … Continue reading How Can I Tell if My Water Well is Affected by the Drought?
The 2014 North American Drought was a record-breaking expansion of the drought that began in 2010, after the lack of snow and rain in the United States resulted in little or no rainwater or meltwater to soak into the ground. While some of the country has been hit with record rainfall and flooding, California and … Continue reading How Drought Affects Well Water Treatment Systems And Water Quality
According to the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration, the North American Drought is a record-breaking expansion of the drought which started in 2010, when the shortage of snow and rain in North America resulted in little or no run-off and melt-water to soak into the soil. The shortage of water encompasses 80% of the United … Continue reading Drought Impacts Well Water Treatment Systems And Water Quality