In the last twenty-five years, the population of Garden Ridge
almost tripled. Experts from the Texas State Historical Association
think that this is probably due to its location in the area of heavy growth between San Antonio and Austin. According to the United States Census Bureau, the population of Garden Ridge has grown from 1,450 in 1990, 1,882 in 2000, and 3,259 people living in Garden Ridge in 2010.
It’s quite evident that the recent heat and lack of rainfall in many parts of the country have caused state, county and local governments to examine and adopt water use restrictions. The website droughtmonitor.unl.edu reports that 86% of the Midwest and 67% of the central south US are under either Severe or Extreme drought conditions and pool and spas, on some level, are on a target list.
Most jurisdictions have established multi-level contingency plans for these conditions. Each level typically involves the prohibition or limiting of certain non-essential water consumption activities, such as washing cars at home, residential or public (i.e. golf course) lawn watering, and, in some cases, filling or refilling swimming pools.
Note: This post is from the APSP regarding an email sent to pool service companies.
Here’s what is happening:
Several jurisdictions have targeted swimming pools in recent years, placing them ahead of other non-essential uses on the list of what to eliminate first. The pool and spa industry is viewed as a consumptive industry and unfortunately is an easy target for water restrictions. This is based on a lack of understanding as to highly efficient measures built into most existing swimming pools and hot tubs, and the severe economic and even health consequences of such a ban, as compared to other options.
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