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Drought Shaming

With even conservative estimates placing the remaining water in California’s reservoirs at one-year’s worth, the entire state is feeling the effects of drought and the resulting mandated cutbacks in usage ordered by Governor Brown in April. Home consumption has reduced considerably, with last month’s figures in Los Angeles County showing cutbacks exceeding the ideal reduction […]

The Salton Sea's Water Supply is Dwindling

California’s ongoing drought has sapped water aquifers and reservoirs, creating problems that could spell disaster in the coming years. Take the Salton Sea, for instance. The state’s largest lake, this 360-square-mile body of water was created by accident over 100 years ago when agricultural runoff pooled in the middle of the Sonoran Desert. For a […]


The lingering California drought has been a disaster for most area residents and businesses, which have been forced to adhere to strict restrictions aimed at lowering consumption. On the other hand, it’s been a boon for state landscaping companies, who’ve seen a tremendous uptick in calls for remodeled front lawns. In an effort to urge […]


For countless people, summer brings thoughts of slip n’ slides, Jacuzzis, backyard pools and lush, green lawns. Unfortunately, throughout the country, dwindling water supplies are bringing increased restrictions that have put a damper on warm weather enthusiasm. If your community is facing a water shortage, the following conservation tips can help you reduce your consumption. […]


The environmental cost of disposable plastic bottles, the potential leaching of chemicals from plastic into water, the often dubious claims made concerning water sources, and the sheer price leave us thinking a water filtration system is a greener and more reliable source of purer, cleaner water. A recent bottled water recall has done little to […]