More Water Restrictions – Another Case Against Water Powered Sump Pumps
With Summer officially here, watering restrictions are becoming more commonplace. “Local villages have instituted watering restrictions due to the high temperatures and dry conditions expected this weekend and into next week.” was the opening sentence in the Lincolnshire review, covering Lincolnshire Illinois and surrounding communities.
We take water for granted, as it’s always right there at the nearest faucet, but stories like this make us think. Add in that the National Resources Defense Council says over 1/3rd of the counties in the United States will be suffering from water shortages by 2050, this type of reporting will be the norm on a widespread basis and at all times of the year.
Taking shorter showers, turning the water off when you brush your teeth and making sure the dishwasher is full before running it are some of the easy steps we all can take to reduce water consumption. And when it comes time to upgrade plumbing fixtures in the home look for products with the WaterSense label and make sure you don’t install a water powered sump pump, use a qualified battery backup sump pump instead.