Water intake towers at the Hoover Dam stand next to a dry spillway at Lake Mead in Lake Mead National Recreation Area, Arizona, on Aug. 19, 2022. (Justin Sullivan/Getty Images)
As expected, but in a historic move, the federal government has stepped in and is now forcing all 7 states who share the Colorado river to cut water usage and draw from the river. These states (WY, CO, UT, NM, AZ, NV and CA) have 90 days to come up with a solution and it's expected the federally mandated cuts will continue, regardless of any decisions from these states.
The states have been required for over 5 years to reduce water consumption from the river but nothing has been agreed upon. This has now caused unprecedented action by the federal government. As seen in the images in this blog, the water levels are at critically low levels.
A sign showing where Lake Mead water level was in 2002 is posted near the Lake Mead Marina in Lake Mead National Recreation Area, Nevada, on Aug. 19, 2022. (Justin Sullivan/Getty Images)
We have been watching this over the years and knew this was going to happen. We expect the first cuts to hit the agricultural areas but there will be huge incentives for consumers to reduce their water consumption. We are seeing this in various incentive programs for "zero-scaping" yards to reduce water consumption.
With the EcoJetstream design, we are doing our part to help conserve water. Imagine getting a high-pressure shower but only consuming 1.5 gallons of water per minute!! Compare this to existing shower heads that use 2.0 gallons of water per minute or higher!
Help save water and save money while doing it. Do your part to help save the world!