RETHINKING WATER - Decentralized Water Infrastructure
What if our homes could be practically self-sufficient of water? Our greatest costs and our greatest losses occur when we try to distribute water from a central source. There are huge costs in the piping construction as well as leakage. There are water losses through evaporation in our reservoirs. What if we switched to a decentralized system where each home stored its own water? We could provide our own Drinking water, Washing water and Irrigation water. We could save millions. We could lower taxes. We could boost our economy. We have the technology. We have the money. We just don't have the political will.
Our leaders admit that, without a long-term solution, we only have enough water to last for 10 to 12 years. We are in both a water crisis and an economic crisis. Without water, our economy dies. If our leaders will not address this crisis, we will just have to do it ourselves. Our homes are our castles. We are a free, independent and self-sufficient people. When our leaders don't listen, we take matters into our own hands. We can be a model for the rest of the world in dealing with global warming.
THE LONG-TERM SOLUTION
DRINKING WATER - Atmospheric Water Generators are used around the world including Iraq, Kenya and India. This process takes water from the air like the condensate that comes from your air conditioner. We have a company in nearby Phoenix that produces a solar-powered unit for $6,000 installed. You can have a few gallons a day of pure drinking water with no pesticides, fertilizers or lead poisons. No one can shut it off. This is the purest form of drinking water. The tank holds 15 gallons of clean filtered water. It is part of your home. Our average humidity in southern Utah is 33%. Our humidity has recently increased by 4%. Where does the water go in a drought? Into the air, but it is too warm to rain. Let's pump it back out of the air. The company name is The Source, formerly Mass Zero, and can be reached at SOURCE.CO
Grey Water Recycling units save over 45% of the water usage in your home. These units collect all the drain water in your home except from your toilet. This water is stored in tanks or cisterns where there is no evaporation. This water is treated with multiple filters. The only water going out though your sewer is toilet water at only 1.6 gallons per flush. At 20 flushes per day, that is 32 gallons. The cost to install this recycling unit in a new home is $6,000. All new homes should require Grey Water Recycling unit. Washington County has built 100,000 homes and we will build another 200,000 homes. Let's change the way we build all new homes. Your water bill will go down. Your sewer bill will go down. The city of Lancaster, CA recycles all greywater. See their story HERE.
The name of the Grey Water Recycling company is Hydraloop and can be reached at HYDRALOOP.COM
Southern Utah already has a secondary source of water beyond the Virgin River basin. There is no need for a $2 billion pipeline from Flaming Gorge. We average 10 inches of rainfall and 2 inches of snowfall every year. That's one acre foot of water on every acre of land. Rain water harvesting has been practiced since the 1800s.
You can offset Water Use With a Rainwater Collection System
- One inch of rainfall on a 2,000 square foot residential roof generates 1,250 gallons of water that can be reused.
- That same roof in a region receiving 10 inches of annual rainfall generates 14,000 gallons of reusable water.
- The average U.S. household with a 10,000 square foot lot uses up to 3,000 gallons of water weekly for landscape irrigation.
- Seventy percent of water used at home is used outdoors.
- 66,175 gallons of water are used outdoors per household, per year.
- The state of Utah permits home rain water harvesting systems
- Every new home should have a rain water harvesting system installed
The name of the company with the most appealing rain harvesting system including outdoor water features and pool management is Aquascape, Inc and can be reached at https://www.aquascapeinc.com/rainwater-harvesting-system
VOTE FOR ME ON NOV 8TH. GIVE ME 4 YEARS TO IMPLEMENT THIS LONG-TERM SOLUTION. WE REALLY DON'T HAVE MUCH TIME AFTER THAT. WATER AND TIME ARE RUNNING OUT.
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