Less than 1% of the world’s fresh water (or about 0.007% of all water on earth) is readily accessible for direct human use.
The United Nations has estimated that by 2015 at least 40% of the world's population will lack an adequate supply of water. Even now, one person in five does not have access to safe drinking water.
Sacramento-San Joaquin River Delta in Northern California supplies some one-third of Southern California's fresh water supply, and delivers irrigation water to farmers on a massive scale. First constructed in the 1870s, a catastrophic levee failure due to a major earthquake and/or flooding could inundate more than 3 million acres of farmland and cut water supply to millions of Californians for years after.
April 2009 California's two longest rivers have been named the Nation’s Most endangered waterways because of outdated water management and poor flood planning. Sacramento and the San Joaquin rivers collapse could endanger the water supply of 25 million Californians, flood the state's capital, and damage the delicate freshwater delta where the two rivers twine. San Diego gets about two-thirds of its water supply from the Colorado River more-than anywhere else. The river gets more than 400,000 gallons of treated waste water discharged into it each day.
California’s drinking water infrastructure needs an investment of at least $27.87 billion over the next 20 years - up from an estimated 17.5 billion in 04. (You’re paying $3.00 for 750 gallons or 1 unit of potable water and you're bitching...)
California has $18.17 billion in wastewater infrastructure needs. (You think your sewer fees are too high now, just wait to see what’s coming next)
At least 36 states in the
According to the Environmental Protection Agency, nationwide, more than 1 trillion gallons of water leak from
This is just the "tip of the iceberg," so to speak...
I will provide you with pertinent information ranging from greywater solutions to innovative products and applications now available in our area as well as eco-friendly practices that you may find interesting. I will be providing reviews of innovative products that you're going to want from manufacturers around the world
I started reaching out around the globe to innovators that struggle with similar or worse drought conditions than we are beginning to experience in the
I usually integrate these items with customized installations or consultations that I provide my clients. That way, I get hands on experience with their products. I have been impressed with several of the products so far that provide various greywater and rainwater harvesting solutions coming from abroad. That's another posting....
What I encourage you to consider is this: environmental solutions and methods of conservation are dependent upon many variables and should be practiced with common sense and practicality.
I also advise you that there are a host of greywater products available that look really cool and sound like the best thing since bubble gum but are poorly designed. They are also most often being marketed by entrepreneurs and businessmen without a lick of understanding about greywater or
We have many options for being eco-supportive, reasonably sustainable, and environmentally responsible and there are quite a few excellent products available here in the
If you're not sure how to get where you want to go, then find someone that specializes in that field who can help you.
My next blog will cover greywater in greater detail, and a few other surprises... Talk with you later. -K the Water Wise Guy