Sacramento Drought 2014 : Summit Airworks Saves Water
Each county in California has received notices regarding our current drought, and water conservation act this summer. Currently, in Placer county where Summit Airworks resides, fines will be illustrated to those commercial, and residential areas that violate said water restrictions. Governor Brown has declared a statewide drought emergency and is asking all Californians to reduce their water use by 20 percent. California is experiencing a serious drought and the state will be challenged to meet its water needs in the upcoming year. Calendar year 2013 was the driest year in recorded history for many areas of California, and current conditions suggest no change is in sight for 2014.
We would like to remind and inform our HVAC clients and colleagues to keep this in mind. Take that extra time out to ensure conservation. Little things will help, if everyone participates. Water is a crucial part of our every day life, economy and environment. The lack of rain and snow is really causing a challenge for our current economic needs. Here are some tips for indoor and outdoor water conservation from the Summit Team.
- ONLY do full loads of laundry, to reduce water use and always use cold water for dark clothes.
- ONLY run dishwasher when it is completely full, and when washing dishes by hand fill sink with water and wash, rather then let water run.
- Do not let water run when brushing teeth.
- Do not use running water to thaw food
- Take a short shower. Also short showers instead of bathes are recommended
- Do NOT over water lawn
- Set sprinkler to weekly watering restrictions for specified counties
- Manually water lawn with hose, early in the morning. This increases the efficiency of the watering process when temperatures are cooler.
- Installation of water efficient irrigation systems are recommended
- Wash cars, boats etc. with a big bucket of water instead of a hose.
If we all work together we can rebuild our water supply. Summit Airworks as a company is doing our part to save water… are you?
For more information on California’s drought or ways you can help visit www.earthjustice.org/ca_drought