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 Conservation Basics Start by learning how much water you use and where it gets used, this can easily be done by reviewing your water bill. If you find that you are going over your allotment, then conserving water will save you lots of money on your water bill, as rates often increase exponentially for … Continue reading Conserving Water During A Drought
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