Without water, what survives?
It is a well-known fact that without healthy drinking water, a human cannot survive for long. But let’s say it wasn’t about the drinking water, but water in general. What other impacts would we see if our water reserves were depleted? What dangers would we encounter without enough water for our world, state, or town? This issue is becoming all-too common among cities and towns in Texas, Arizona, and California. One local CBS News reporter in Southlake, Texas wrote an article on some of the dangers they are concerned about with this actual situation. For example, their town has actually had to implement Stage One watering restrictions which went into effect a couple of weeks ago and require homeowners and businesses to water only twice a week. The main reason for the restrictions is the danger of firemen in the city not having access to enough water to fight fires that could cause serious issues. “We want to make sure they have necessary tools to be able to do their jobs — protect lives and property of the citizens,” says Director of Public Works Bob Price.
The concern came from the fact that in just three days, the city’s water tanks went below where they need to be. Water conservation was not taking place and with the drought and heat, something had to be done. Price says fighting a large fire can take between 500 to 2,000 gallons of water per minute. If the water tank levels fall below 18-feet, fighting fires in Southlake can become a problem. “It would translate to lose of property and, God forbid, hopefully not the loss of life,” says Price. This is a major danger that should be taken seriously even though it is not one of the obvious effects of water shortages.
The Association of California Water Agencies (ACWA), a coalition of 450 public water agencies, has launched a statewide public education program, entitled “California’s Water: A Crisis We Can’t Ignore,” to educate Californians about critical challenges now confronting the state’s water supply and delivery system. Here at Rayne of Fullerton, we want to partner up with homeowners and business owners and use our drinking water systems as a way to reduce the amount of water your home or office is using, wasting, or needs. Between reverse osmosis systems which waste less water than our competitors’ models, to bottleless water coolers which provide safe and affordable drinking water without the plastic bottle waste plaguing our landfills, we are the eco-friendly choice for water conservation as an individual joining the cause. We won’t be able to waste water and dig into water reserves much longer. By purchasing a drinking water system, you will be taking the proactive choice today which could save lives tomorrow. If your home was burning, and nothing could be done because there wasn’t enough water to put out the flames, would you look back and wish you had done something sooner? With our drinking water company, you can.
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