Plumbing repair is good for the environment. It helps to conserve a precious resource that many of us take for granted: water. And as Florida is due to expect severe drought conditions for years to come, that is very important.
Drought in Florida and Plumbing RepairA lot of people are oblivious to the fact that Florida is experiencing a drought. This article excerpt from the Florida division of Emergency Management shows why drought control measures including plumbing repair are not just important, they’re vital.
A drought is a period of unusually dry weather that persists long enough to cause serious problems such as crop damage and/or water supply shortages. The severity of the drought depends upon the degree of moisture deficiency, the duration and the size of the affected area.
Bordered by two oceans, Florida has the longest coastline in the continental United States, the second largest lake in the nation – Lake Okeechobee and 50,000 miles of rivers, streams and waterways. Our waters define our state. Yet, with all of the water that surrounds us, Florida is still susceptible to drought. Records show 2006 – 2007 were the driest back-to-back calendar years Florida has experienced, based on data dating back to 1932.
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How Can Plumbing Repair Help to Combat Drought
Just one leaky faucet can go through enough water to fill a bathtub in a week. And a toilet can be even worse. A run on toilet can quietly waste 1,000 gallons of water in a single day. For one household this would not be a significant issue, however, the population of Florida is an estimated 19,000,000 people. If only a small percentage, say ten percent of the homes in Florida had some sort of leak issue, that’s almost two million people. Times that by gallons and you can see a significant problem, and why the need for plumbing repair is more real than you might think.
Don’t Make Florida a Desert-Get Plumbing Repair
Florida is a tropical paradise. Balmy nights, warm sunny days, and miles of coastline are just three of the reasons Florida is home to so many people. But without water, Florida will soon experience serious issues, like deforestation, soil degradation, and loss of habitat. Then our paradise will be a desert peninsula. Conserving water in whatever form is one of the many ways we can help our environment. Whether we volunteer at a nature conservancy, or simply call in a plumber for plumbing repair, every little bit helps.
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