Long Beach Water Department Introduces Smart Meters to Reduce Water Wastage

Smart meters allow cities to keep track of how much water businesses and individuals are using, including when they are using more than what is legally allowed. Water4Patriots recommends people learn how to purify water of contaminants or stock up on personal water filters.

According to a recent article on Wired.com, the Long Beach (Calif.) Water Department is one of a growing number of utilities turning to electronic smart meters to solve the problem of businesses and homeowners disregarding water usage restrictions during a historic drought.

These smart meters give municipalities the proof they would otherwise not possess to discover abuses and successfully fine those who are responsible. The meters also provide specific data that can be passed along to the water wasters, letting them know what they need to do to correct the situation.

As the lack of clean drinking water continues to worsen in the West and Southwest, the issues of overuse of water and even water thefts are likely to continue. Water4Patriots officials believe that people in drought-stricken areas should learn ways to make contaminated water clean enough to drink. They have provided an inexpensive way for individuals to do that through the LifeStraw personal water filter.

It’s the world’s most advanced water filter, removing 99.999 percent of waterborne bacteria and parasites, and providing the user with crystal-clear, life-giving water when no clean drinking water is available.

Lightweight LifeStraw Needs No Batteries

This compact device, which can be carried anywhere, weighs only two ounces. It contains no chemicals and no moving parts, and requires no electricity or batteries. Pores within tubes inside the straw allow water to pass but prevent contaminants larger than 0.2 microns from flowing through. The LifeStraw filters up to 1,000 liters of contaminated water without iodine, chlorine or other chemicals.

First introduced in 2005, the LifeStraw was field tested by approximately 4.5 million people and used around the world under extreme conditions for humanitarian relief. Now available in the U.S., it has met EPA standards for water filtration and was a Time magazine invention of the year winner.

“In addition to providing clean drinking water no matter where one is, the LifeStraw gives peace of mind,” said Baler, Partner at 4Patriots, which provides products that help people become more self-reliant and independent. “When a crisis occurs, people will have clean drinking water, even if all the surrounding water is contaminated. With the LifeStraw, people can be prepared no matter what happens.”

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