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Water Pressure Regulators
: Water Pressure Regulators
A water pressure regulator is a control valve that reduces the water pressure in your home and business, to a usable and safe level, for daily use.
A household water pressure regulator reduces the water pressure from the water main to a pressure that is usable for your home and business. Low pressure from one of the faucets in your home may be due to mineral deposits from hard water. Hard water can clog the aerators on faucets and it also prevents pressure surges from the household plumbing from the public main. High water pressure can result in dripping faucets and water pipes, and it can damage appliances. Water pressure is measured in pounds per square inch (PSI). Normal water pressure is typically between 30 and 80 PSI.
Now that winter has retired, spring is here in Mohave County. Tons of desert flora have bloomed, from cacti to desert trees. Most of our winter visitors have left and our spring and summer visitors are starting to arrive. Our summer activities are just getting started. We have tons of events from April through October. Here's a list of some of the events.
Allergies In The Southwest
The Change In Seasons In The Southwest And How it Affects Allergies.
With beautiful spring weather comes flowering trees and desert plants. The Southwest features a semi-arid to arid climate, depending on the location. Much of the Southwest is an arid desert climate, with some higher elevations. You may wonder why it's so windy during the months of March, April, and May. This time of year allergies seem to increase a lot. The weather is caught in a tug-of-war with a atmospheric instability caused by the increasing strong sunshine. Wind pollinated plants produce comparatively huge quantities of pollen that become airborne easily, and can travel 20 miles or more on a windy day. Therefore most of the pollen found in air samples is derived from plants pollinated by wind. In the southwest there are many species that are native to the region and many introduced species.
Stay Focused On Pool Safety This Summer
If you are considering adding a pool addition to your property this year, then be a good neighbor and observe the Lake Havasu City Codes on Pool/Spa enclosures.
Any pool or spa which is at least 18 inches in depth shall
1) Be enclosed by at least a five (5) foot wall, fence, or wire fencing.
2) Have no openings in the wall or fence through which a spherical object inches in diameter can pass.
3) Gates will be self closing and self latching with the latch located at least 54 inches above the underlying surface.
4) The wall or fence shall be at least twenty inches from the water's edge.
For more information see Lake Havasu City Code, Chapter 14
Arizona School Tax Credits
If you live and work in Mohave County, the state of Arizona offers some unique tax benefits for supporting our public schools. There are five different tax credits that an eligible individual may claim. For this blog, we will concentrate on the most common individual tax credit.
An individual may claim a credit for making contributions or paying fees to a public school for support of qualified activities or programs. In 2016, single taxpayers can contribute up to $200. For married taxpayers, the credit cannot exceed $400.
Your contribution reduces your state tax liability dollar for dollar, and goes directly to support qualifying programs and activities Qualifying activities include sports, standardized testing fees for college credit, vocational education, and cardiopulmonary resuscitation training.
The wonderful aspect of this program is that your contribution is used locally. Every dollar contributed supports the schools and activities in the community where you live.
This tax season, please remember your local schools and the children who attend them.
Prevent a Water Damage During Labor Day Weekend.\
Boaters enjoying a vacation on beautiful Lake Havasu.
Labor Day weekend is generally considered the end of the Summer. It's one last long weekend to enjoy the sun and the water before Autumn arrives. If you plan on taking a trip away from home this Labor Day Weekend, there are several actions you can take to reduce your chance of having a serious water damage affect your home.
1) Check all supply lines to major appliances for kinks or leaks, including washing machine hoses, ice maker lines, and the reverse osmosis system.
2) Inspect the supply lines for serviceability at the toilets.
3) Hire a plumber to inspect your pressure regulator before leaving town. The peace of mind will be worth the cost.
3) Turn the water off at the main
The roads, lakes and rivers are going to be busy this coming weekend. Please be careful out there.