San Angelo continues to have water concerns
The Legislatures decision to dip into the Economic Stabilization fund does not benefit higher education. Tim Lester
As San Angelo residents, we all know the problem with the water shortage in town. There always seems to be a concern because it rarely rains in San Angelo.
The city is not able to collect and save the rainwater. Even when it does rain, there is never enough to go around.
Water conservation and drought is not only a problem in San Angelo, but also in neighboring counties and cites.
Currently, San Angelo is in a drought level two. According to the City of San Angelo, Texas, website, drought level two goes into effect when the city has less than 18 months of water supply.
To come to the realization that San Angelo does not have a year and a half's worth of water supply is scary.
What if those resources were to become even scarcer? This is a rapidly growing concern for the city and for those who live in it.
According to the website, restrictions have been set on when watering can be done.
The city allows watering days once every seven days, but only up to one inch per week.
Landscape or foundation watering with a drip irrigation system is permitted on any day, at any time, only if the total amount of water does not exceed one inch per week.
The city would have to have less than a 12-month water supply to qualify as drought level three.
If the city is bumped to level three, outdoor watering would be prohibited. Also, strict restrictions would be placed on residential water usage.
Many ASU students live off campus. What if their apartment complexes or landlords had to restrict the water usage? No more long showers, no more laundry once a week and etc.
As a community, we have to work together to save the city. Being restricted to only certain amounts of water is not an ideal living situation.
There are several conservation tips that San Angelo residents can take part in. Even here at ASU, we can help save thousands of gallons of water.
The university has redesigned the campus with gravel instead of grass to prevent unnecessary outside watering.
Some useful conservation tips include turning off the water when brushing your teeth or hands. The water does not need to be running that entire one to two minutes. Over time, this conservation method alone could save hundreds of gallons of water in a day.
This is just one step to building San Angelo's water supply, but there are hundreds of other ways that families or individuals can help save water.
It is important to know and be concerned about our city because this problem could get worse over time.
Be informed of the city's procedures on watering, and remember to try and save water at any possible time.
Get Top Stories Delivered Weekly
From Around the Web
More asurampage News Articles
Recent asurampage News Articles
Discuss This Article
MOST POPULAR ASURAMPAGE NEWS
GET TOP STORIES DELIVERED WEEKLY
TODAY'S PRINT EDITION
FOLLOW OUR NEWSPAPER
LATEST ASURAMPAGE NEWS
RECENT ASURAMPAGE CLASSIFIEDS
FROM AROUND THE WEB
- When It Comes to Winter Roof Checkups, the Attic Is Your...
- Is It Time to Sell Your Structured Settlement for Cash?
- Pest Proof Now to Protect Homes for Winter
- 3 Fishermen Rescued at Sea Thanks to GPS Device
- Mes de la Hispanidad inspira liderazgo, empoderamiento,...
- Majority of Moms and Moms-to-Be Believe in Public...
- Wineries Speak Up About the Benefits of Using Natural Cork
- Taking a Holistic Approach to Fit Living
- Wondering if it's Time to Buy a New Car? Just Check Your...
- Smartphone to Become Wallet -- Are Customers, Businesses...
COLLEGE PRESS RELEASES
- Over 2,000 Groups Prepare to “Hit the Streets” with Volunteers and Celebrities for National Voter Registration Day on September 23, 2014
- Peace Corps Director Calls on College Students to Make a Difference After Graduation Through International Service
- USA NETWORK AND VERIZON LAUNCH THE “CHARACTERS UNITE COLLEGE TOUR” COMPETITION FOR STUDENTS TO BRING A USA NETWORK CELEBRITY AND A WORTHY CAUSE TO THEIR CAMPUS
- WHEN GEORGIA SMILED: THE ROBIN MCGRAW REVELATION FOUNDATION TEAMS WITH PIVOT AND STUDENTS OF THE WORLD TO LAUNCH THE #iASPIRE GRANT CONTEST
- Latino Groups Launch National Campaign to Deliver Record Latino Turnout for 2014 Midterm Elections