The use of artificial turf as a water saving alternative
Nowadays, water shortages are a legitimate environmental concern in which many have taken awareness to, coming up with improvements and systems that can reverse such negative effects. The use of artificial turf as a water saving alternative to heavy water consuming surfaces is an effective improvement. Once installed, the copious amounts of water saved by synthetic grass add up each day, and evidently, each year. For this reason, residences, commercial businesses, parks, recreation, and other municipalities have taken to the use of synthetic turf for the purpose of water conservation. As a realistic natural grass alternative, it is a revolutionary modern product that completely eliminates the need for watering.
The ongoing global water crisis is one that has caused drought conditions, in conjunction with random climate events. Even with rainfall, evaporation due to temperature increases can contribute to water shortages. With artificial grass, the precious resource of water can be conserved, gallon by gallon. An estimated 25,000 gallons of water are used to water a single residential lawn in a year. Other parks, fields, and other natural grass areas can require an exponential increase in water requirements. Imagine the amount of water that can be saved by a single residential lawn being converted into a synthetic grass lawn. If more and more residences and neighborhoods took to artificial grass, hundreds of thousands of gallons of water could be conserved. With larger areas such as recreational parks, fields, and commercial areas, millions of gallons of water could be saved. A versatile product with so many uses has worked to revolutionize the water conservation movement, as well as to increase awareness on improvements and steps society can take.