California’s new year is off to a great start with the recent rain and snowfall offering relief in the six-year drought. Social media has been alive with users proclaiming, “the drought is over!” A lack of understanding has the current weather conditions misleading the general public to believe, “more rain = no more drought”. However, the lack of stormwater management infrastructure in place leaves California spinning its wheels and unable to sustain the influx of water. Californians shouldn’t feel discouraged but inspired to work harder to achieve more sustainable long-term water management in the coming years.
In an article written for the Sacramento Bee, California’s water policy at potential tipping point, author Jay Ziegler places focus on Gov. Jerry Brown’s remaining years in office being California’s hope for continuing the progress made in recent years.
“Under Brown and the Legislature’s leadership, California has made important progress. The state has enacted reforms to encourage conservation and reduce reliance on the Delta as a source of Central Valley, Southern California and Silicon Valley water.” (Ziegler)
Ziegler recounts some of the achievements under Brown’s leadership including the $7 billion water bond to help improve water supplies via stormwater capture. With fingers crossed for more progress, California needs to look forward while embracing the opportunity to address water management challenges with practical solutions.
Practical solutions begin with drywells. Not only are drywells a small footprint stormwater management solution, they come with an affordable price tag and improve a projects capacity for aquifer recharge. Torrent is ready to help California take the first steps in the right direction towards sustainable water supplies – are you?
Whether you’re familiar or unfamiliar with our products, we can provide a free Lunch & Learn that demonstrates the power of our systems and gives insight on how to include them on your next project. MaxWell® has been outperforming other drywells for over 44 years. Learn more about the history of the MaxWell here.