Water is in short supply for many cities, farms and businesses, and will remain so for the foreseeable future.
Drought conditions and environmental problems are reducing water deliveries to key regions of California. These regions will continue to see shortages even when normal rainfall returns.
Jobs are being lost in the hardest-hit areas, and growers are leaving thousands of acres unplanted and cutting back production of avocadoes, tomatoes, melons and other crops.
The state’s population continues to grow, with 60 million Californians now expected by 2050.
Climate change is ushering in new uncertainties for our water system, and longer periods of drought are likely in the coming decades.
These challenges mean we can no longer take a reliable water supply for granted. State and local water managers are working now on long-term solutions, but in the meantime, there is an immediate need for Californians to reduce their water use.
Conservation is one of the key strategies of a comprehensive solution to the state’s water challenges – and it’s something we can all do today.
For Example: Installing a hot water recirculation valve in your plumbing, which provides instant hot water (so water is not wasted down the drain waiting for water to run hot at your faucet or shower). This simple DIY installation can save an average household up to 17,000 gallons per year. This eco friendly device also saves energy costs and can prevent pipe freezing.
Install an eco-friendly temperature controlled hot water recirculation valve, which provides faster hot water (so water is not wasted down the drain waiting for water to run hot at your faucet or shower). The “Hot Water Lobster Instant Hot Water Valve” is a simple DIY installation, which can save an average household up to 17,000 gallons per year. It also saves energy costs and can prevent pipe freezing.