As you probably discovered from watching our live television broadcast saving water isn't about saving money. And, there is nothing that you and I as a consumer can do to make a reasonable dent in conserving masses amount of water during this historic drought.
When you consider that 90% of the water used in California is being consumed by industry, hydroelectric, agriculture, farming cows, sheep, pigs, and other livestock - the 10% that we are using is inconsequential. However, it's morally wrong to not be concerned personally about our drought conditions. In order to be a decent human being we must remember that conservation is paramount to the global picture. It's just right to conserve water.
Truth be known, water companies want you to use water. That's their business. If we don't use water then they don't make money. And, those fat cats need to make their highfalutin mortgage and car payments. So, by conserving water they are going to raise our rates. It's a vicious circle, but, that's the way the ball bounces. I have no problem in watching water companies squirm and beg for higher rates. You see, they can't just arbitrarily raise your rates. They must go through a process which nearly every time they get their way. For instance since 2000 cities like San Diego have increased their rates 141%, San Francisco 211%, Los Angeles 67%, Long Beach 41% in Fresno 61%.
That notwithstanding, modern technology has offered us opportunities to invest in conserving water while at the same time maintaining the greenest most luscious-looking lawns, garden, flowerbeds, fountains and ponds. The trick is knowing where to find those opportunities. This is the reason we put together the first and only 90 minute live television broadcast that specifically deals with the positive aspects of how to deal with the drought. The following are the products and services you saw me highlight on television. They are all strong and reputable entities. Some of the products you'll be able to get directly from the manufacturer while others from licensed landscape contractors and even others at your local nursery or garden center.
10 BEST drought-tolerant products: