This winter in Southern California has been one of the wettest in recent memory, and it couldn’t have come at a better time! After suffering years of crippling drought, Southern Californians are seeing streams burst to life and wildflowers blooming in once-barren dessert landscapes. In fact, our state has received so much water that it’s actually caused flooding, mud slides, road closures, and evacuations.
With so much water, does this mean we can ease off of our water restrictions? Can we water our lawn every day, wash our cars in the driveway, and perhaps stay in the shower a couple of minutes longer?
The experts say no. The LA Times quotes Jay Lund, director of the Center for Watershed Sciences at the University California-Davis who said that our underground aquifers have been drained from sustained years of over-pumping. It’s going to take more than one wet winter to fill our underground reserves.
In the meantime, Southern Californians should stay water wise! If you want clean, healthy water for your family, consider purchasing a Waterboy™ Whole House System.