The Water Supply
When you hear water supply index you think of 1980 in Colorado where the term was first coined. Did you know though that it complements the Palmer index and is comprised of reservoir storage, snow-pack, precipitation, stream flow as well? Everyone knows that the water supply is essential to life itself. So how do we protect this life-giving essential need. This is what is being done to help protect the future of supply.
Each state that is actively looking for ways to help conserve water and improve water has a water supply index. Most have active water conservation efforts that try to educate the public about ways to protect the water supply. They include local schools and business incentives that all strive to save water. Those efforts and incentives allow the states to individually protect their water supply and improve the future for everyone. These regulatory programs are strictly maintained by the local government in order to make their water supply index improve.
Some states even started programs to reclaim water to improve the water supply that have shown impressive results. New Mexico is one such state that has used this method to help improve the water supply for the future. It involves using water that is purified and has had solids removed from it for use in irrigation. It is not safe for drinking or any other human use but is perfect for saving water that is used for other uses. This effort improves the conservation of the overall water supply for the future. Other states participate in this as well. It is one of the most common ways to help protect the water supply.
Many people are so concerned about the water supply that they have created non-profits to help states conserve water. They both educate and work to raise money for the state to help protect their local water supply. Most survive on donations from people that support this effort. Others get federal grants to fund their operations. All of them donate time and energy to help their local states conserve the local water supply.
Some states have resorted to imposing penalties to residents and businesses that use more water than others. When the water supply gets low this is often the only method to accomplish this goal. The fines are hefty and do work well to motivate those high level users to begin to curtail their use of the water supply. While it is not the most popular method to conserve water it is sometimes necessary.
Other goals are needed in order to conserve the water supply and help the future water supply index be a healthy one rather than one which is at risk. Only cohesive efforts both locally and nationally will be effective for this to become something that is not at risk.
These methods of water conservation are all required for the future of the water supply index to remain at a healthy position. Nobody can predict what the future holds but these efforts seem to be effective for helping this goal become a potential reality.