Despite conservation efforts new statistics are showing that California’s emergency drought situation is worse than it’s ever been before. With little rainfall and conservation efforts largely ignored, it’s important that each person understand the severity of situation.
While every home should take all measures possible to cut back on their water consumption, It is also important to prepare for crisis through the creation of an emergency water storage system. However, storing water effectively in a drought situation raises ethical as well as practical questions.
Santa Clarita Drought
The World Health Organization suggests storing 2 to 3 gallons of water per person per day for at least a 2 week time period. For the average home of 4 this means keeping a minimum of about 120 gallons of water on hand. However, if every household removed that much water from the local water supply during an emergency drought it could be harmful in a time when conservation is key. Read more…