It’s refreshing to come across an article that doesn’t hold back when analyzing the water crisis in California. If you’ve been following our blog, you’ll notice the theme of the articles we re-blog are parallel. You’ve heard it before, “California has suffered a historic drought and the government needs to do something about it.” California is getting to a point where the laws and regulations in place were helpful but they’re not enough. The authors of the article, Now is California’s Watershed Moment, are direct in saying California’s game and pointing of fingers trying to place blame for the continued trouble and economic harms is wasting valuable time.
Ever notice that you don’t hear much about water cut backs and restrictions in Phoenix? That’s because Arizona has made stormwater capture and recharge a priority in assuring water security for the present and future. Hoping and wishing for more rain in California won’t solve problems on a large scale when there’s nothing in place to capture and recharge the stormwater.
“Last year, the drought wreaked $2.7 billion in economic harm on our economy. Eighteen native species of fish, including winter and fall run Chinook salmon, are at risk of extinction. Farmers last year fallowed 640,000 acres of land and 17,000 agriculture jobs were lost.”
The authors of the article are onto something with their four fundamental principles that they believe when implemented will, “fundamentally change the way all Californians use water, and set us up to be better prepared to deal with future periods of water scarcity.”
- Leverage the Market
- Protect low-income Californians
- Adopt solutions for the long-haul
All fundamental principles can be met with stormwater capture and Torrent Resources has the solutions. You can read more about the four fundamental principles here. The conversation about stormwater capture and recharge is changing in California and Torrent is right there leading the way. Torrent Resources has installed thousands of MaxWell® Drainage Systems in Southern California and isn’t stopping there.
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