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Hydrofinity Blog

Drought Update: Water Conservation Needs to Be Top of Mind

I can’t recall a month with more perfect weather days in New England than this past June, warm sunny days with low humidity.  The unfortunate downside to this spectacular weather has been that my grass which is usually a beautiful green in June is brown as is the lawns of my neighbors.  We here in New England are getting a slight taste of what the folks on the west coast have been experiencing over the last several years with the historic Californian drought.  Read More

Topics: Drought, California Drought

Will the El Niño Storms Help California out of its Historic Drought?

The Pacific area is being hit this week with back to back storms due to the El Niño weather pattern. Earlier this week floods saturated California with record rain and the rains are expected to continue for days, so severe that a flash flood warning has been issued by The National Weather Service.   Read More

Topics: California Drought, Drought

The Xeros Solution in Action During  California Drought

Xeros has been working diligently to help hotels based in California reduce their water consumption in laundry operations. Several establishments have implemented Xeros' near-waterless laundry system with great results. The state of California is still enveloped in one of the worst droughts on record, and state officials have responded by passing mandatory water restrictions. Statewide, businesses are expected to cut their water consumption by 20 percent or face stiff penalties.  Read More

Topics: Water Shortage, California Drought, Drought, Hotels

California is Running out of Water in Drought Crisis

The drought in California has been one of the worst on record. The severe lack of rainfall for the last few years has created a crisis situation for Californians as rivers, lakes, and reservoirs dry up throughout the state.  Read More

Topics: Domestic, California Drought, Laundry Costs

Going with the Flow: Hydropower Renewable Energy

What is Hydropower? Hydropower is electricity generated from the energy of moving water and is considered to be one of the largest sources of renewable energy. China, Canada, Brazil, the United States, and Russia are the five largest producers of hydropower representing almost one-fifth of the world's electricity. According to National Geographic, a typical hydro plant is a system with three parts: an electric plant where the electricity is produced; a dam that can be opened or closed to control water flow; and a reservoir where water can be stored. The water behind the dam flows through an intake and pushes against blades in a turbine, causing them to turn. The turbine spins a generator to produce electricity. The amount of electricity that can be generated depends on how far the water drops and how much water moves through the system.  Read More

Topics: Energy Efficiency, California Drought

World Day: Fighting Desertification and Drought

Wednesday, June 17 is the World Day to Combat Desertification, a U.N.-recognized observance that urges countries around the world to prevent the loss of arable land. The loss of fertile farmland presents a looming crisis for the world, so it is imperative that we do everything we can to prevent the desertification of the Earth. In many regions of the world, people are experiencing great difficulty in securing enough water to maintain basic health and sanitation standards. Desertification and drought are destroying arable land, and people are being left without clean drinking water as groundwater reserves dry up from overuse. Even populous, “first-world” regions are not immune to troubles with drought.  Read More

Topics: California Drought