PHOENIX, April 13, 2016 /PRNewswire/ -- A "call" is a mandatory cutback in water delivery to low-priority users. Although conditions in Arizona are far from catastrophic, with summer approaching, Parker & Sons encourages drought awareness.
It is reported that Arizona draws over 40 percent of its water from the Colorado River. Most of the allocated water is stored in Lake Mead, which is the nation's largest reservoir of water. In 2015, Lake Mead came close to hitting an all-time low in terms of water level. The lake is managed by the United States Bureau of Reclamations. The Bureau of Reclamations is closely monitoring the water level of the lake, and is prepared to declare an official water shortage should circumstances declare it necessary. El Nino conditions early in 2016 have helped to improve drought conditions. However, the danger remains, as weather conditions are erratic.
Every household in Arizona can do their part by reducing water use. The kitchen, bathroom, and laundry room are all sources of massive amounts of water waste. Individuals can change a few everyday habits and end up saving thousands of gallons of water in the long run. By using high-efficiency showerheads, Homeowners can save over 3,000 gallons of water every year. This savings grows in a large household. Low-flow toilets save a number of gallons with every flush. By combining low-flow toilets, with disciplined flushing habits, homes can save well over 10,000 gallons of water on an annual basis.
Laundry should only be run when washing machines are full to capacity. The name of the game is efficiency. Homeowners want to produce the highest amount of clean clothing they can with every wash. If they are unable to produce a full capacity load, they can adjust the load size control on their washing machine.
As with the washing machine, the dishwasher should only be run when it has been filled to capacity. Many dishwashers discourage homeowners from rinsing dishes. It is best to follow this rule, as rinsing would just waste water.
Parker & Sons believes that with everyone working together to make wise decisions, Arizona will be well prepared to face any oncoming drought.
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Keeping You Comfortable With Expert Heating, Cooling & Plumbing Service Since 1974. Parker & Sons has been serving homeowners and businesses in Arizona for over 40 years and is recognized nationally.
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