From his early childhood, growing up in northern Virginia, Chris Spain loved the outdoors. In high school, he ran track, but some of the most important lessons he learned in his youth was when he was a Boy Scout.
Drip Irrigation - Low Flow
So where does that leave landscape and irrigation contractors? As more water agencies push for less watering on landscapes, and customers start complaining about their increased water bills, they will demand that lower amounts of water be delivered with greater efficiency.
Tuesday, April 15, 2014 MARY ELIZABETH WILLIAMS-VILLANO
Take a look at a sampling of
headlines from around
the nation: “Tennessee
Town Runs out of Water,”
“Atlanta Drought: Three
Months of Water Left,” “Are We
Running out of Water?” “Las Vegas
Headed for Dry Future.”
Trucks are an integral part of the green industry. They transport the workers, haul the equipment, and tow the trailers that are absolutely essential to get every job done.
Trucks are an integral part of the green industry. They transport the workers, haul the equipment, and tow the trailers that are absolutely essential to get every job done. When
This is a huge amount of water devoted to a use that isn'considered a necessity in all circles. To make matters worse, experts estimate that as much as half of the water used for landscape irrigation is wasted due to evaporation, runoff, over-watering, and poorly designed systems.
Although recent flooding across the Midwest has caused
many people to shelve their water shortage concerns,
officials are still alert to the possibility of drought, over-consumption
and other forces that limit our water supplies.
In several regions of the U.S., the worst is not yet
It's no mass government conspiracy that the availability of fresh
water is decreasing every day, while populations continue to rise
along with the demand for water. It's not as if there are more
freshwater sources today than there were a million years ago
-there aren't any new ones to tap into. Some scientists predict
that by the year 2050, more than one billion people in Asia alone
could face massive water shortages.
Seventy years ago, there were approximately 150 million people living in this
country. Today, that number has more than doubled. The population explosion
has taken its toll on our nation’s water supply. As a result of increased demand,
many of our aquifers are at low levels, and wetlands throughout the country
have gone dry. A dilapidated water infrastructure has exacerbated the problem.