In its fourth year, the southwest drought has 14 California communities parched

| by Larry Acker
In its fourth year, the southwest drought has 14 California communities parched

Unlike the communities of the rich and famous such as Santa Barbara where outside water use, while restricted, is still allowed, the small community of Parkwood in Madera County does not allow even one drop of water for lawns, trees or shrubs. Last October, Parkwood and 27 other California communities were on and off a list of “critical water systems” that, according to state officials, could run completely dry in 60 days.  Other communities on the list were located in Napa, Mendocino.  A nudist resort in the Bay Area had bare-ly any water and was facing accusations of water theft.

Limited rains in December and in to 2015 have helped a bit, but the need to conserve water is paramount for everyone living in the SW Region of the US.


Topics: Water Saving Devices

Companies: ACT D'MAND Systems



Larry Acker
Larry Acker is the CEO of ACT, Inc. D'MAND Kontrol Systems®. Involved with energy, water and energy conservation for 45 years, Larry is considered a leading authority regarding residential water and energy efficiency. Larry has been a featured speaker at major conferences throughout the world supporting ASHRAE, IAMPO, AWWA, ACEEE, PHCC and SB-08. Larry has written featured articles for National Trade Magazines and was the Chairman of the Pacific Coast Builders Conference in 2001. www

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