California’s Mandatory Water Restrictions Remind Us of the Importance of Conservation

May 20, 2015

We’ve spoken a great deal on this blog about the importance of saving water. As a progressive company continually seeking solutions for consumers to more easily reduce water usage in their homes and workplaces, it’s a topic that’s particularly significant to our team. As we discussed in a previous post, California is facing mandatory water restrictions following the state’s “driest spell in centuries”- a crisis that scientists warn may lead to a decades-long mega drought if not properly addressed.

Under new legislation, Californians must cut water usage by 25% in urban areas. Residents in Beverly Hills are being encouraged to reduce their outdoor watering and only use recycled water in decorative fountains. Golf courses and other landscaped areas across the state will be required to reduce their water use as well, and watering of roadside verges will be banned. The state also plans to replace 50 million square feet of lawn with drought-tolerant materials.

Although the restrictions exclude farmers, California’s agricultural industry (which produces nearly half of all the country’s nuts, fruits, and vegetables) is already facing cutbacks. In fact, 500,000 acres lay fallow last year, an estimated loss of $1.5 billion.

In areas facing mandatory water restrictions, Tapmaster®’s products have the opportunity to create substantial change. Easy to install and simple to use, Tapmaster®’s line of hands-free faucet controllers utilize existing water pressure in the lines to start and stop short bursts of water- without the use of electricity!

Perfect for both residential and commercial applications, Tapmaster®’s automatic faucet controllers ensure that water flow is turned on only when needed. And while turning off the tap while shaving, washing your hands, or brushing your teeth may seem like a small change, if 10,000 people did just that, they would save hundreds of litres of water and enough energy to power 200 homes for an entire year!

Whether you’re living in a region facing mandatory water restrictions, or you’re simply seeking ways to reduce your family’s water consumption, Tapmaster®’s line of automatic faucet controllers are a perfect solution. Reach out to our team to learn more about how Tapmaster®’s hands-free faucets can work for you.

 

 

California’s Mandatory Water Restrictions Remind Us of the Importance of Conservation

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