In the city of Williams, located in northern Arizona, restaurant patrons no longer automatically get a glass of water anymore. Residents caught watering their lawns or washing their cars with potable water can be fined. Businesses have resorted to hauling water from outside town to fill swimming pools. Building permits have been put on hold because there isn’t enough water to meet development needs.
Officials in the community roughly 60 miles from the Grand Canyon’s South Rim have restricted water use and have declared a crisis amid a drought that is quickly drying up nearby reservoirs and forcing the city to pump its only two wells to capacity.
Much of the western part of the country is experiencing a severe drought crisis and many cities have taken steps to help alleviate the stress. But conservation starts in the home — do you know how much water you use? Take the quiz and find out!
If you calculate your water use — from your showers to the food you eat — the average American uses about 2,000 gallons a day! That’s twice the global average – do your part and help conserve water!
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The WeatherBug – Earth Networks Team