[Offer Sponsored By: WeatherTRAK (www.weathertrak.com)]
Proven Outdoor Water Conservation Strategies Benefit Agencies, Consumers, Industry and the Environment
By Tom Ash
Director of Conservation
HydroPoint Data Systems, Inc.
In the face of fast growing populations, straining infrastructure, increasing regulation, and long-term drought conditions, water agencies across the country are challenged to deliver a reliable, high quality water supply to their customers. The pressure is not likely to ease. Meeting future water demand requires that we act immediately to conserve twenty-five percent of our current supply, according to the Metropolitan Water District of Southern California, the nation’s largest water provider.
Grappling with other water-related issues, many agencies have decided to delay conservation projects until the public perceives a critical shortage. Some agencies face political barriers or consumer resistance to saving water. Past conservation programs have produced largely disappointing results, causing enthusiasm to dwindle. Given all of these constraints, how can water providers stretch existing supplies and develop new sources while they hold down infrastructure costs?
This white paper answers these questions, drawing on years of experience in designing and implementing landscape conservation programs. We’ll discover that the causes of landscape water waste, and the need for water efficiency, are essentially the same in every provider’s service area, regardless of the differences in our climates. We’ll explore why landscape water efficiency offers agencies a cost-effective new water supply and review proven methods for achieving conservation objectives. The cost-sensitive programs described galvanize consumer and industry support, and they are applicable to agencies of all sizes, in all regions.