How The Utah Snowpack Will Turn Into A Lovely Water Supply

Salt Lake City is one of the most beautiful cities in all of America, and it has a heavy snowfall every year that will provide for a lovely runoff when the snow melts. The Utah government is very worried about Utah’s water conservation. Water conservation can be taken to help you store water, feed off the snow, and create a better plan for living off the grid. You cannot collect enough water for the whole year when the snow melts, but you can make some changes to your home conservation plan when the Utah snow starts to melt.

How Will You Collect Water?

You can collect water with a runoff tank that will also collect rainwater in the spring and summer. You can build up a massive supply of water that is attached to your home, and the runoff merely adds to it. The Utah snow is very heavy, and you know that it will hit Salt Lake City every year. You need to have a water conservation system installed on your property before the snow comes, and you must be certain that it is serviced at least once a year.

How Do You Collect Runoff?

You collect runoff through your gutters and a special tubing system that could be attached to your roof, but it could also be in your yard. You can catch the runoff from a trench that you have dug into the lawn that will filter the water and send it to a tank.

The French Trench

The French trench is a standard channel that you can use to force water to run to a certain location. You dig a small channel fill it with rock, and put it in a place where the water will flow as the snow melts. You can collect all that water in a tank, and it can be filtered before you use it. This is only one technique that you can use, but it is one of the most effective when you have a large yard to work with.

The Roof Tank

The roof tank is no different from a tank that you might find on a tall building. You can collect rainwater, and you will get the snow falling into the tank in the heavy snow season. You can have all the runoff run back into the tank, and you will find that you can build a lovely system that will feed all back to this tank. You can even use an air compressor to force water from your trenches back to the roof tank.

Conclusion

The water that you get from the snowfall this year will help you conserve and create a store of water that you can use for the future. There are many reasons to do this, but the most important is using less municipal water. Stop paying a high water bill when you can install a water tank, collect the runoff, and use the snow season as a way to keep more water for yourself. Use this water throughout the year with a simple filter.

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Utahns Making a Push to Save Water

Nowadays, no one can deny the importance of water conservation in the human environment. The efforts of the government and residents of Utah has made a clear example to the rest of the world on how to prevent or combat water scarcity.
According to information obtained from the government Environmental Protection Agency EPA, an average American family consumes more than 300 gallons of water per day, out of which 70% is used inside the home. In 2016, a report by the United States Geological Survey on water use indicated that Utahns are some of the highest users of water per-capita in the US. That’s about 187 gallons on average per person. A larger fraction of this number is however not attributed to home use. More than 78% of the water is actually directed for use in farmlands for irrigation. In the United States, only Nevada and Idaho are the states with a higher per-capita use of water.

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However, in 2018, the conscious efforts directed at saving water in Salt Lake City has led to a 36% reduction in water usage. And now, the state wouldn’t need to commence with its plan to divert water from northern Utah’s Bear River, the biggest contributor of water to the Salt Lake, for agricultural and municipal use in the state.

Is water diversion a way to shore up water supply?

For over 30 years, it was argued by environmental and industry experts that going ahead with the water diversion plan would greatly reduce the water level of the Great Salt Lake by 11 feet until the diversion is stopped.
It was also argued that depending on water diversion to curb water scarcity could also negatively affect the habitats of the brine shrimp and migratory birds. Mineral extraction companies around the lake would not also be left out of the negative effect of the proposed diversion. Due to the fluctuation of the level of water as a result of the proposed plan, farmers could also suffer from the resulting overflooding of their farmlands and grazing areas.
But still, it was necessary that the supply of water needed to be buoyed or at least conserved to cater for the growing human population in Utah, especially the metropolis of the Salt Lake City. Hence, other environment-friendly means of saving water in Salt Lake City had to be sought.

Conserving water through meter installation.

Speaking on how the state has been able to achieve this feat (36% water use reduction), Todd Adams, the deputy director of the division which oversees water resources in Utah, says that the use of water meters has been pivotal.
According to Todd Adams, water which is piped to properties for use outdoors but never used at home for bathing, drinking or related uses has greatly contributed to the success of water conservation recorded in the Salt Lake City and Utah in general. He explained that in some water conservancy districts, about 5,000 to 7,000 water meters were installed and this has led to a more efficient way of conserving water. Find out how to install a water meter if you don’t currently have one because seeing what you use can help you decrease what you use.

Seeking legalization for water banking

To supplement water conservancy efforts, members of representatives are also proposing for the legalization of water banking, something that has been placed in an analogy similar to that of saving money in the bank during times of financial surplus. Therefore, people who need water can simply borrow from water banks or those who water-bank during times of surplus wouldn’t be in a limbo during times of scarcity.

There is so much more we can be doing to help save water. Fortunately, Klingler & Associates are helping us get the word our there so that we can start saving water together.

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Let’s Save Water Together

We want to preserve our earth’s precious water and that starts right here at home in Salt Lake City, UT. Join us as we fight to conserve the limited amount of precious water our earth has to offer us.

Conserving water is an important issue, and we need to start it in our hometowns TODAY!  — Ian Marsh

How to conserve water in UtahWater conservation is a critical matter. Luckily, Example Company is willing to help us keep you up to date on how we can better conserve mother earths water.