Blog > Water Cutbacks during California’s Drought

The state of California has been in a severe drought for years and according to experts, the snowpack in the Sierra Nevada, which is usually an essential source of water in the summer as it melts, is at record lows and the drought shows no sign of improving anytime soon. This, as well as many other low water source levels and threats of running out of water in some areas has forced officials in the Governor’s office to implement some drastic cutbacks. A recent article in the Sacramento Bee states that California regulators unanimously adopted emergency drought regulations that for the first time will require tens of millions of Californians and tens of thousands of businesses to sharply reduce water use, a response to the state’s unprecedented and deepening drought. The cuts will fall hardest on the Sacramento region and other parts of inland California, which traditionally have been areas of heavy water use during the searing summer months. Ten of the Sacramento area’s 23 large water districts must cut usage by 36 percent during the next nine months compared to 2013. All but two must cut usage by 28 percent. Droughts are a recurring feature of California’s climate, and the three-year period between fall 2011 and fall 2014 was the driest since recordkeeping began in 1895. This dry period was worsened by high temperatures, with 2014 setting a record. Even if 2015 sees average rainfall, it will not be enough to eliminate the severe water deficit, according to experts. Homeowners are being asked to do their part, too. Using less water and making eco-friendly decisions when it comes to what you use in your home and how much water you waste. One easy way to waste less water is by installing one of our LINX drinking water systems. Independent studies have shown that a traditional reverse osmosis filter wastes water in astronomical proportions under normal household conditions. This is largely due to the pressure that is required to force the water through the reverse osmosis membrane filter. When compared to traditional reverse osmosis systems, you can enjoy up to 90% less water waste. That’s huge savings as you still maintain a high quality of drinking water. Contact us today to make the first of many important water-saving decisions in your home.