TAG: water supply

Florida’s water supply to be insufficient by 2070

November 22, 2016By

Soon, California might not be the only state where landscape companies are forced to comply with water-conserving landscape practices. A new study released Nov. 15 found that increased development across Florida could double the state’s water consumption over the next half century, the Miami Herald reports. Without massive improvements in conservation efforts, including landscaping practices, experts believe the state’s water supply will be insufficient and unable to... read more

Government affairs: Lawns under assault

April 7, 2014By
Photo: PLANET Philippe Nobile Photography

April is National Lawn Care Month, which is fitting because it puts front and center our most popular landscape feature, residential lawns. They cover up to 40.5 million acres in the U.S. and are under assault like never before. In the west, lawns are facing water shortages. In the east, the problem is related to water quality. Westward: Lawns banned,... read more

Defeating the drought

February 3, 2014By

One of the big challenges facing the future of the landscaping industry is water. Or more precisely, the lack of water. The western United States is facing drought conditions that range from abnormally dry to exceptional drought, according to the National Drought Mitigation Center in Lincoln, Neb. (See map.) For example, drought conditions are so bad in parts of California they... read more

Where will the future water for our landscapes come from?

March 2, 2012By

By: Warren Gorowitz, CLIA, Ewing Irrigation It’s no secret that many areas throughout the country are experiencing water supply challenges, or will be at some point in the near future. According to the United States Environmental Protection Agency (EPA), at least 36 states are anticipating local, regional or statewide water shortages by 2013, even under non-drought conditions. This stress to America’s... read more