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The efforts communities take to reduce their water usage today will likely affect utility fees in the future. Roto-Rooter Denver commented on the importance of ongoing water conservation efforts.
Denver, Colorado (PRWEB) December 06, 2012
A recently penned Water Technology article has addressed the importance of local water and sewer departments changing with the times. Specifically, the article suggested departments will need to monitor water conservation and pricing structures to meet future demand. Professional plumbing company Roto-Rooter Denver commented on their efforts to educate their customers on water conservation.
The article addressed a conflicting message water departments must contend with when considering conservation. If a utility department asks customers to restrict water usage, it makes less money. In turn, reduced funds mean fewer options to improve the infrastructure needed to support a growing population.
According to the article, the silver lining to this conundrum is when demand decreases, so do operating costs. In the best case scenario, water departments have found a reduction in consumption which has resulted in less demand on the existing infrastructure.
In a statement to the press, Roto-Rooter Denver commented on the future of water supplies across the nation. The company stated: “As populations increase, a natural shift to focus on responsible water consumption and conservation efforts should follow. Through the ROTOGreen program, Roto-Rooter Plumbing and Drain Service are taking steps to educate its customers about different steps they can take to conserve water every day.”
To date, most community water departments have relied upon citizens to heed requests to voluntarily reduce their water supply. When goals are not recognized under these measures, all people are negatively impacted by further restrictions. The article provides the example that home and business owners who have taken reasonable steps to reduce their water usage are called upon to restrict their usage even further, simply because their peers did not heed the call to cut back on water usage.
On a related topic, the article suggests most water departments do not price water based on actual supply and demand. The article suggested as time moves on, water departments will be forced to set water prices based on the traditional scarcity model used through much of a capitalist economy. Under this model, the price of water would increase as the water supply dwindles. The article concludes this may be the only way to get consumers to treat water like an exhaustible natural resource as opposed to a commodity.
Roto-Rooter Denver is a proud member of the largest plumbing repair and sewer and drain services company in North America. Since 1935, Roto-Rooter has remained committed to providing superior plumbing services to homeowners and businesses alike, utilizing innovative technology and high-level knowledge of plumbing and construction. The company is proud to offer an array of services to its customers, and to give each client the peace of mind that all plumbing maintenance and repair issues are being handled professionally and expediently.
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