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A Call to Conserve Water

5 February, 2014 (19:42) | Drinking Water System, Impurities Found in Drinking Water, Impurity Solutions, Money Savings, Reverse Osmosis, Water News, Water Waste | By: admin

With California’s Governor Jerry Brown declaring a drought emergency for the state of California and considering the drastically reduced lake levels this year, it makes sense to take a look at ways we can conserve water in our own homes.  Another argument for water conservation is the exorbitantly high water bills California has in comparison to other states and with the water supply rapidly dwindling those rates are sure to increase.

Lake Folsom in northern California illustrates this crisis perfectly.  The lake is capable of holding 977,000 acre feet of water and it currently only holds 200,000.  As it sits right now, lake levels are dropping several feet per day and long lost gold mining towns are emerging and a bridge that once was buried under water now has water flowing beneath it.

So what impact does this drought have on the residents of California?  Well Governor Brown has asked that residents reduce their water usage by at least 20%.  A good portion of that reduction can come from reducing landscape irrigation which comprises about 80% of daily household water usage.  This solution is fantastic for the time being, however what about future water shortages and drought?

California is a mostly arid state and water is always at a premium.  The quality of the California water supply has also had its share of problems; the huge agricultural industry continues to contaminate the ground and subsequently the water supply with harmful chemicals.  Nitrates in our water supplies continue to be a pervasive problem that calls for many residents to run their water through a water filtration system before consuming.

When considering water conservation along with water filtration systems,  there is only one logical conclusion to make.  A reverse osmosis system will certainly do the job of removing harmful contaminants from drinking water, however it can waste up to 27 gallons of water for each gallon of water it filters.  A LINX Drinking Water System, on the other hand, uses up to 90% less water to filter the same amount of drinking water.  With our water supply already in jeopardy, switching over to a LINX Water Filtration System is the only environmentally smart decision to make.

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