Today is World Water Day!
Did you know that today is World Water Day? I am in the water business and I recently read about it and would like to pass this helpful information on to my clients. World Water Day began in 1992 by the United Nations Conference on Environment and Development to bring attention to freshwater problems. The United Nations declared that March 22nd would be the first World Water Day. As our population continues to grow and the need for freshwater increases, management of our water and water resources will become increasingly important. I write this article to bring awareness to the loss and waste of our most natural and precious resource.
Here are a few eye opening facts:
- Almost a billion people do not have access to clean water each day.
- Our wetlands are disappearing at an alarming rate. Wetlands, marshes, ponds are where most species live and where life takes place.
- Pollution to our rivers, lakes, and aquifers reduces our access to clean and fresh water.
- Polluted water due to runoff, sewage, and fertilizers, reduces our water supply and costs us billions to filter and clean up.
- “In a 2012 report by the United States Office of the Director of National Intelligence, it was predicted that in the next ten years, water problems will influence the stability of countries that impact the national security of the United States of America.”
- Drought is a serious and persistent problem in the USA.
- 70% of all freshwater is used for agricultural use.
- 80% of all homes and businesses in Suffolk County, NY use cesspools for sanitation. The water supply for the million people that live in Suffolk County comes from the aquifer below! Contamination is appearing in many locales.
- Water is not cheap! As evidenced by the passage of legislation in the US Senate committee of the “Water Infrastructure Finance & Innovative Authority” that will address issues of rebuilding and expanding our water infrastructure.
- In poor countries it is usually women and children that spend a great deal of their time looking for and gathering water instead of attending school or doing other important work.
- Irrigation use can be reduced by 50% by implementing smart technology.
The organizations shown below spend valuable time researching water issues and assist people in need:
The world wildlife organization: http://worldwildlife.org/habitats/wetlands?utm_source=twitter.com&utm_medium=social&utm_campaign=wwf-marketing&utm_content=march2013-22-645
Americares Organization: http://www.americares.org/who-we-are/newsroom/news/world-water-day-increasing-safe-water-access-globally.html
The nature conservancy: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=N9MLBCMgcOI&feature=youtu.be
At Rain Rich Sprinklers we care that your landscape is healthy and beautiful! We are concerned that the water used is the right amount as we do not want to waste one drop of this precious resource. When we service your home we may recommend water saving devices such as:
- Rain sensors
- Smart controllers
- Precision nozzles
- Drip irrigation
One of our many goals is to see that there is water for the generations to come! Please feel free to call 631-423-2211 or email us at firstname.lastname@example.org any concerns you may have!
Rain Rich Sprinklers has been serving Long Island for 30 years and prides itself on providing outstanding service and the best value.