Did you know that approximately 20% of ALL electricity in California is used to move water around the state?
Why do we have these reservoirs? They serve to store water, much of them rainwater, for times when we need the water. They fill during rain and are used to supply water to people when we need the water, often during dryer times of the year or in times of drought.
Why do we use rainwater storage tanks at our homes? Same as the reservoirs, just a much smaller scale, to store rainwater for when we need it. BUT, if millions of people had properly sized rainwater storage tanks at their homes (California has a population of about 40 million), we could reduce our need to use or even have such large reservoirs.
Nobody wants to put lives at risk, so lets all do our part and get a rainwater harvesting tank. Lets make them the new normal like they have done in Australia during their Mega Drought (click to check out our blog post on that). Not only can we decrease risk to people, we can use local water, decrease flooding and demand of flood control systems AND you don't have to pay for the water, it's free!
Don't forget, even in places that don't get a lot of rain, you can catch an amazing amount of water to meet your needs (click to see our blog post on that).