The California Drought: The Relative No One Wants to See at the Family Reunion (But Shows Up Anyway)

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The California Drought: The Relative No One Wants to See at the Family Reunion (But Shows Up Anyway)

Like it or not, drought is a regular part of our climatic cycle here in California. The cycle switches it up on occasion with an El Niño here and there, and people start to relax, but water conservation needs to be an ingrained aspect of every resident’s lifestyle. What can you do? We have a couple of suggestions…

Groundwater: Put it Back in the Ground!

We all see rainwater flowing down the street and into the gutters, but this is not where it should be going. Groundwater is what saves us during times of drought. Whatever we get from melting snowpack during the spring and summer doesn’t last long when there’s a drought, especially since there’s less and less snow to melt.

Redirect the rainwater from your gutters and downspouts onto the actual ground (earth, soil, dirt, whatever you want to call it). As the rainwater soaks into the ground, it seeps down and raises the level of groundwater and the water table (the line under which the ground is saturated with water). No excuses folks...they sell diverters, and you can always check out Hey!Tanks L.A. Rainwater Harvesting Systems. Speaking of harvesting…

No Monkeys in this Barrel

Store rainwater in rain barrels. Just as you can redirect rainwater from your gutters and downspouts to dirt, you can redirect it into rain barrels. Use the stored water for your garden instead of pulling out the hose. You can wash your car with it, do your laundry with it, and pretty much anything else that doesn’t involve drinking it. Most people have modest systems for collecting rainwater, and others have fully loaded rain gardens and greywater systems. It’s up to you.

We All Do Our Part

Water conservation is particularly important in industries that rely on water usage. Vosh is committed to using Less Than 3 Gallons for our car washing/detailing service, because we all have a responsibility to do our part for the environment. http://vosh.me/


Publish Date: 01/25/2016
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