Climate Change, Water Conservation

Water World and where Ft Worth fits in

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Water is the #1 issue being discussed at the World Climate Change conference this month! 

The United Nations Climate Change conference is underway in Marrakech, Morocco and continues until November 21, 2016 and guess what the very first meeting was about?  WATER!  Before the conference even began, several world leaders held a meeting to implore the United Nations to put WATER at the TOP of the agenda above all other topics to be discussed!

Here in Ft. Worth, America’s 15th largest city, we are quickly becoming a big city with big city water needs.  With just under 1 million people, Ft. Worth is following the boom trend here in Texas. The population in Texas is expected to increase from 25.4 million to 46.3 million people by the year 2060. But with clever forethought, Ft Worth’s water department has already curbed water waste by streamlining municipal use.  You can learn a lot more about various programs helping save water at their website: http://fortworthtexas.gov/savefwwater/

Back in Morocco next week, American actor Leonardo DiCaprio will speak on America’s behalf about ecological awareness.  His celebrity is shining a light on water issues that we face in the United States.  Ft Worth’s policies on water use are becoming a bit of a celebrity themselves as the cattle industry, built locally, is now starting to globalize its successful business models.

Ft worth water worldFt Worth, affectionately known as “Cowtown,” has learned how to survive in drought years and stay profitable without much needed rain for cattle.

Local cattle ranchers have encouraged a new type of “bunch grasses” which are drought resistant and save water. To learn more about Ft Worth’s precision cattle farming, visit http://www.farmflavor.com/texas/texas-ag-products/texas-beef-industry-dominates-ag-economy/# and to see a detailed report of Texas’ conservancy in water use, visit the U.S. Geological Survey at http://water.usgs.gov/watuse/wulv.html

The dramatic actions being taken at the United Nations conference this month by world leaders are a result of years of drought and the disappearance of lakes worldwide. Now, more than ever, is the right time to think about your own personal conservation of water and how you use it.  As our world leaders focus on water’s use in Megacities, like Los Angeles, local water consumers play an important role in the future of water use.

Citizens of smaller cities will slowly trickle towards these Megacities.  Projections are that by 2030, over a billion people will live in approximately 100 very large cities and 60% of the world’s population will live in urban areas.  These Megacities will have huge challenges with their water sanitation infrastructure.

We here at Water Heaters Only, Inc. Ft Worth respect water and are happy to promote awareness! If it’s only good to the last drop, then what? We would love to talk to you more about water issues!

It is a good idea to check your water heater at least once a year, and if it is over 10 years old, you may want to check it once a month. If your water heater is leaking, it may seem like just a minor nuisance, but it can quickly turn into a big problem. Even a small amount of water will cause damage to your floors, sub-floors, and walls. Keep in mind that water heater leaking may be a symptom of a much larger problem. We can be reached 24 hours a day, 7 days a week at (817) 274-7600 or email us at help@waterheatersftworth.com

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