It has been blistering hot in the valley as of late. With temps climbing into the 100+ territory, you come to realize real quick why water is such an important commodity.
The technological breakthroughs and ambitious irrigation projects of the past have transformed the desert southwest into the oasis that it is today. While these achievements should be lauded as a testament to the ingenuity of man, we still need to be looking at our future water needs.
The southwest and the west coast have been strangled by a historic drought that has been ongoing for the last 15 years.
In fact, 85% of Arizona suffers from “abnormally dry” to “severe drought” conditions. When combined with Lake Mead losing over 130 feet of water since April 2000, the size, scope and duration of this drought starts to settle in.
With nobody forecasting the end of this drought anytime soon, the state government, community leaders, businesses, and individuals are going to have to learn to live with less water.
How can we as individuals do our part to conserve this precious resource? Here are a few ways you can help conserve water and beat this drought!
Fix A Leaky Faucet
The drip, drip, drip of the faucet when you are trying to sleep is not only aggravating, it is also wasting water. Did you know that a leaky faucet that drips one drop per second wastes 3,000 gallons of water a year! Fixing your faucet is an easy fix that can help conserve water.
Use Paper Plates
Tired of washing dishes? Switching to paper plates can eliminate this problem altogether. The average dishwasher uses 6 gallons of water per cycle. This can add up very quickly if you are a heavy dishwasher user. The beauty of paper plates is that it can be recycled or made into compost.
Buy A Pool Cover
If you have a pool in your backyard, it is losing water due to evaporation. A pool with no pool cover can lose between 18,000-20,000 gallons of water per year. A pool cover can reduce the amount of make-up water needed by 30%-50%.
Switch To Artificial Grass
There are many homes and businesses in Phoenix that have grassy lawns. Grass requires a significant amount of our water resources. A typical lawn requires 55 gallons of water per square foot a year. For an 800 sq ft yard, this breaks down to 44,000 gallons of water a year!
Switching to artificial turf will save us 44,000 gallons of water per year and save you the headache of watering your lawn!
Phoenix Carpet Repair & Cleaning: Conserving For The Cause
Phoenix Carpet Repair & Cleaning understands how precious water is to our region, and take the task of conserving water very seriously.
We aim to be good environmental stewards of the land. This is one of the reasons why we offer our low moisture carpet cleaning service to our customers.
Our low moisture carpet cleaning helps us achieve our goal of conserving water while providing a high-quality service to our customers.
Our low moisture carpet cleaning service only uses 3 to 4 gallons of water per cleaning compared to 20 to 60 gallons of water using a traditional carpet cleaning method.
Not only does low moisture carpet cleaning use less water, it also saves you time and money!
Contact us today at 602-688-4186 for a free estimate! You can also book your appointment with your tablet or smart phone!
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