Fighting Drought Through Technology

From earlier blog posts you may be able to tell that I am deeply invested in the current severe drought in my home state of California. However, this is not just affecting us out here in the Golden State. Throughout the Midwest and Texas, many states are facing drought conditions as a result of climate change. While the big picture solution would be to reduce emissions to combat climate change, there are products being introduced that allow us to conserve water and ease the burden on our reserves.

Lake Oroville in California is currently at just 32 percent of its total capacity of 3,537,577 acre feet.

Lake Oroville in California is currently at just 32 percent of its total capacity of 3,537,577 acre feet.

Luka is a product that easily attaches to any shower head and has the potential to conserve hundreds of thousands of gallons of water per shower if deployed across the country. It allows you to shut off the water while you are shampooing, shaving, etc. without having to turn off the water and turn it back on to find the right temperature (and temperature adjustment wastes water as well). This simply kills the flow with any easy push, and you can restart the flow by pulling it back. Please check out their Kickstarter campaign at the link below and get on board with this product that can revolutionize an activity that hasn’t changed much over the last century. 

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