Recently Nursery Management & Production, a nursery industry magazine, carried an interview with Robert Glennon, author of a new book on national water issues. In his book, Unquenchable: America’s Water Crisis and What to Do About It, Glennon writes that he expects the current water crisis in the West will eventually become a national crisis. As evidence he points to Tennessee recently needing to bring water from Alabama and Lake Superior reaching such a low level that cargo ships were unable to access certain ports.
This is an interesting interview, and covers some very interesting points on water use around the country. For example, even though overall water use is down nationwide, the fastest growing populations are in areas that are experiencing water issues. Also interesting is how industry has been working to reduce water use and the success of companies such as Intel. Take a few minutes and check out the interview
No More Geysers(NMG) is a sprinkler riser with an internal shut-off valve. When a sprinkler head breaks off, NMG automatically shuts off the water at the break. NMG stops the “lawn geysers” we have all seen; so it conserves water by avoiding water loss when a sprinkler head gets broken off, and it lowers the risk of property damage and liability caused by water flowing out of the sprinkler system.