Umm...the City has fourteen operating water wells?...which operate at 10% capacity now?...Knock knock?
When the river dries up, we rely upon ground water. We have to, as there has been no alternative until recently. Rain certainly isn't going to sustain the populus unless somebody gets really aggressive in rain capture.
There is a way to recycle waste water, and even use it in the hydraulic fracturing industry or to supply distilled drinking water. Waste water can, and is, being purified to today. Check it out on Google.
Oh, by the way, the sprinklers at East's baseball field were going full blast today around noon or so. That is totally the wrong time of day to water, not just because it evaporates but it also burns the grass in the intense sunlight and heat...plus, it was raining.
flyer, yep those guys are so lazy. they work hard and can afford to pay someone else to do their lawn. lazy, yep, totally lazy. I'm sure all of those guys that own a lawn service would love for them to start doing their own lawns.
ya'll need to find someone else to blame.
They need to go out and fine establishments like Sonic who go and wash there parking lots with water c'mon it doesn't look any better when they finish, the guy that does it is just to lazy to sweep, and then you have these other group of lazy people that think they're too good to be seen watering they're lawn much let cut it themselves, uh I must be at the Country Club all day or the lazy guys are at the golf course, oh yea and you see their sprinkler systems watering the streets..........go figure.
The only sure way to get people to conserve water is to charge them more for it. Most people just don't get the fact that fresh water is not an endless supply.
Looking at the problems of water shortages in Austin, San Antonio, and Corpus...It should be our everyday concern to conserve water...Not only drives through Country Club and Woodway by a city inspector could save untold gallons of water but some of the business establishments could also help.
They might save a lot of water if they would enforce the lawn sprinkler installation rules they already have in place.
You've got sprinklers watering driveways and sidewalks, watering during rain showers, and irrigating during the middle of the day when evaporation is greatest.
That's got to use a lot of water that could be saved with properly placed heads, properly functioning rain sensors, and common sense timing.
There doesn't seem to be any enforcement in regards to this. I would bet that a morning drives through Country Club and Woodway by a city inspector could save untold gallons of water.
Sometimes, it even creates safety hazards - there are certain times of the day when joggers have to run down the middle of the street to avoid all the sprinklers watering sidewalks.
sounds like a good idea to me! Save the water whenever you can! Don't waste water. It is too valuable. It is life itself!