We continue to explore the California water article series published by the Stanford Woods Institute for the Environment in part 2 of our 5-part blog series. The authors of the article, The Hidden Costs of Groundwater Overdraft, describe an event that is taking place all over California and affecting the state in many ways. Simply put, “Overdraft occurs when groundwater use exceeds the amount of recharge into an aquifer, which leads to a decline in groundwater level.” The article touches on many of the affects Groundwater overdraft has on California including subsidence, increased energy costs, and decreased water quality.
The positive for California is that it’s not too late to do something about their water “spending” habits. The recently imposed groundwater bills are a great start, but only the beginning if the state wants to create a sustainable groundwater management system. Through education about stormwater infiltration and the enormous impact MaxWell® drywells can have on the state, Torrent Resources can become a key benefactor to getting California’s groundwater management on track.
Torrent Resources has already installed thousands of MaxWell® Drainage Systems in Southern California. The benefits of these installations include decreased flooding and the recharge over 30 million gallons of water per year (from just one project) that can be pumped for later use.
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