Drought! How to Save Water Wisely

California is experiencing a prolonged and potentially devastating drought, even as other areas (such as typically arid Arizona) receive far more rainfall than ever before. Yes, climate change is a reality. But there’s still a lot businesses and residences can do to conserve the water we have.

This list suggests nearly 200 ways to use water wisely at work and at home, and many of the ideas are quite easy to put into practice, such as #147: Implement a water management plan for your facility, then educate employees on good water habits through newsletters and posters. Or #160: Don’t forget hidden water use costs, like energy for pumping, heating and cooling, chemical treatment, and damage and sewer expenses. Or #189: Support projects that use reclaimed wastewater for irrigation and industrial uses.

Here at Impact Absorbents, we’ve always been about the 4Rs: reduce, reuse, rethink, and recycle. Our erosion control products such as X-Straw straw wattles, Ultra-DrainGuard catch basin inserts, gravel bags and Jute netting will stabilize soil and keep sediment, hydrocarbons, and other pollutants from entering the water system. And, they’re all environmentally friendly solutions.

While we might not be able to make it rain, we can care for the water we already have and protect Earth’s ecosystems with green sense and an environmentally aware attitude. Thanks for joining us in becoming more water-wise!

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