El Nino or Arkstorm, What’s the Difference?
There is talk in the meteorological community about the possibility of a 100-year storm event hitting California and the West Coast. The last time that happened was in 1862 when the Great Flood of 1862 hit California, Oregon and Washington causing millions in property damage and many deaths. What is the cause of this talk? […]
Is Your Vertical Community Ready for El Nino?
We have a high probability of a powerful El Nino returning this fall with extreme rain, wind and flooding conditions. Whether this will be a destructive El Nino or not, is not the question. What is important is that mid/high-rise community managers prepare your building(s) proactively for emergency storm conditions. Problems and issues can increase […]
Reclaimed Water Restrictions
Did you know using reclaimed water for irrigation comes with some restrictions. Reclaimed or recycled water is former wastewater (sewage) that is treated to remove solids and impurities. It has been widely used as a tool to keep landscaping irrigated in drought ridden states. However, due to the intense process involved in removing impurities, human contact […]
Government Regulations Increase Costs, Especially Housing Costs
Homes in San Diego California are twice as expensive as in other states because of government regulations, a recent study concluded by Fermanian Business & Economic Institute at Point Loma Nazarene University. The study explains why San Diego is in its 10th year of distributing well under 12,000 building permits, which is the San Diego […]
Our four year drought has finally shown Californians that we do not live in a tropical paradise but in a desert. We’ve got to start emulating our neighboring states (Arizona and Nevada) water saving practices. Even better, we should follow the example of Israel who has been dealing with drought since it became a nation. […]