As California’s drought rages on, water is becoming more and more of a commodity. According to the Bureau of Labor Statistics, the cost of water is rising faster than the rate of U.S. inflation and any other utility service. Here in the Golden State, water usage is being significantly cut back with the implementation of Governor Gavin Newsom’s Phase 3 Water Restrictions. This initiative aims to curtail water usage by 20 to 30 percent, with violators potentially being charged up to $2,400 in fines.
For business owners, such developments are of particular concern. And there’s no time to waste getting your property’s water usage in compliance with the latest regulations.
It may come as a surprise to some, but the majority of a property’s water usage is outside the building. According to a recent study by the University of Utah, a staggering 70 percent of all water used within the City of Los Angeles was used to irrigate lawns.
That’s a lot of water to use on just landscaping. If you’re looking to cut back on water usage (and really, shouldn’t we all?), perhaps the lawn is the first place to start. But you don’t have to do it alone. Fortunately, CAM Property Services can help curtail your water usage in several simple and effective ways.