Do Misting Systems Conserve Water?
Studies show that the remaining freshwater in the entire earth is now just at 3%. In the United States, the U.S. Geological Survey in their study entitled “Estimated Use of Water in the United States in 2000,” found out that at least 408 billion gallons of water every single day were used by Americans. Every single American used a total of 1,620 gallons each day. With all these statistics, there is no doubt that the government and environmental organizations have been calling for people to conserve water. California, for one, has been very strict about water consumption by its constituents.
However, due to climate change, weather can be so bad and the high temperature can really affect daily activities especially in crowded places. Gathering in an event in a cramped gym, working in the field under the sun, queuing in an uncovered venue, conducting programs or sports activities in an open oval—all of these can drain people especially during summer. And while there are strict implementations of water conservation, you don’t have to worry about using misting systems. You might think the system wastes a lot of water but you would be surprised to know that it actually conserves water.
How does misting system work?
Misting systems are those fans that sprinkle water while operating to cool a supposedly cramped and hot environment. It has nozzles to sprinkle droplets of water through high pressure. Others think that just because it sprinkles water as it operates, it already wastes a lot of water. Using a hose in your garden where water flows freely wastes more water than misting systems. The high pressure makes sure it doesn’t stream water freely and the nozzles are there to control the sprinkle of water. When you look at how misting systems work, you’d see that the sprinkled water in an hour equates just to a half full glass of water.
However, if you still worry about your water consumption and how it will reflect in your electricity bills, you can still employ conservation techniques while using your misting system. You can use your misting system only when it is really needed. When temperatures are really high and heat stress can be a big problem, you can turn it on and cool the environment for a little while. It is also advised that you use it during low dew points. Also plug the fourth nozzle to lessen water consumption by 25%. Remember to unplug the misting system when not in use to avoid unnecessary consumption.
You might want to require the help of misting system specialists during the installation of misting systems, fogging systems or fog effects. You can call Pro Outdoor Services at (480) 634-8060 for licensed and insured misting system installations in the Phoenix area. The offer free consultation and site visit before the actual installation. For their other services, you can visit their website at promistingsystemservices.com. During high temperatures, it is always better to be safe and heat stress-free.