July 5, 2013
California is calling July “Smart Water Month”. With summer temperatures rising and water becoming even more valuable, water conservation is critical. All it takes is a small change in our daily water use habits, check sprinkler systems for leaky sprinklers and make your long shower a few minutes shorter. Water conservation should be another daily habit just as we do for waste recycling and reducing our energy use.
In support of “Smart Water Month” don’t miss a few of our favorite water blogs:
Where Does YOUR Drinking Water Come From? 40 Years of the Clean Water Act
For 40 years, the Clean Water Act has ensured our water is clean to drink, swim, fish, and boat. But, getting clean water is no easy feat. Do you know where YOUR drinking water comes from?
San Diego’s New Water Plan: A 30-Year Water Purchase Agreement
San Diego is home to 3.1 million residents and 31 million tourists annually, but most of us pay little attention to the actual lack of water in San Diego. Currently importing 80% of the water, San Diego is looking for new ways to reduce this dependency by converting salt water into freshwater. Is this the solution we need?
10 Ways to Use Low-Impact Development to Reduce Your SWURP Footprint
SWURP: Stormwater and Urban Runoff Pollution. Stormwater is not treated and often flows directly to a lake, river, or the ocean, but there are a number of ways we can reduce runoff and pollution. Check out some environmentally sustainable options such as rain barrels and green roofs.
A Watershed Era for Urban River Restoration
Urban rivers were once seen as a liability and covered up to make more space for rapid growth. Today, they are seen as a valuable ecological and economic resource worldwide.
A New Market for Water Quality
An innovative water quality trading system to meet water temperature regulations.
Freshwater Bug Resistance
Despite the negative and often grotesque portrayal of bugs in pop culture, in reality, humans are the true villains. Bugs play a crucial role in keeping our water clean but they can’t perform miracles.