Water as a Commodity

Discussion in 'Irrigation' started by agrostis, Jan 30, 2013.

  1. agrostis

    agrostis LawnSite Silver Member
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  2. mitchgo

    mitchgo LawnSite Silver Member
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    It makes sense.

    Water is only going to get more scarce and more regulations with higher prices will kick in.

    This needs to be done, as much as no one really wants this or wants to even deal with it.

    Every summer water is a scarcity to several Rural towns through out the country . Eventually this will take effect many metropolitan area's. It's hard on some on people now.. but at the moment water is still like breathing air to most.. It's just there

    My great aunt lives in Athens, Greece.. Everytime she comes her when she showers- She only turns the water on to rinse. The water runs for less then 1 min. She made me do this when we visited over there too.
     
  3. Kiril

    Kiril LawnSite Fanatic
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  4. ToddH

    ToddH LawnSite Silver Member
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    Ask T. Boone Pickens he is buying West Texas water rights.

    In general we waste about 25 to 30% of our potable water with poorly performing irrigation systems.
     
  5. agrostis

    agrostis LawnSite Silver Member
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    What stood out to me was 1.7 trillion gallon's leaked, that's a lot of water. Leak detection is going to get bigger and bigger.
     
  6. ToddH

    ToddH LawnSite Silver Member
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    Fix a leak week is in March
     
  7. 1idejim

    1idejim LawnSite Fanatic
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    That's why my focus on leak detection and locating. One day a months disposable income could vanish in a few days of uncontrolled water loss.
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  8. grandview (2006)

    grandview (2006) LawnSite Gold Member
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    Just stay away from my Great Lakes!
     
  9. AI Inc

    AI Inc LawnSite Fanatic
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    too late. They already dump 8 million gallons a yr of untreated raw sewerage into lake erie.
     
  10. grandview (2006)

    grandview (2006) LawnSite Gold Member
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    Damn right, I drain the lizard and it goes into the lake and the Canadians use for drinking water!:dizzy:
     

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