Our founder visited the Las Vegas Metro fire Department on a recent trip to determine just how bad the crisis is and what is being done to mitigate the potential threat of one of the worst fire seasons ever.
As a matter of fact, people and tourists having been dropping like flies due to the early heat from dehydration. The Ambulance Contractor AMR has anywhere from 40-45 Ambulances on the street in a revolving grid defense program to handle the demand associated with getting the EMTs to the scene and delivering patients to the emergency centers.
We are experiencing a severe drought situation
in many parts of our country and this may adversely affect our abilities to fight fires
and decrease already low fresh water supplies. We are in the middle of the peak solar
maximum, which is following a La Nina cycle and also feeling the effects of Global Warming
due to our inconsistent worldwide methods of production, manufacturing and use of
chemicals and increased use of burning of fuels to make things work. For this reason our
founder has pledged himself to do two things. One; look for solutions to the Local,
National and Worldwide problems. Two; look for opportunity for our franchise team. This is
why we have been looking into the servicing of some very interesting market sectors;
The problem is so big that Congress has recognized that this may in fact be the biggest fire season in five decades. We at WashGuys agree that the data available makes this a year to be prepared. We are also Introducing a Arson Watch Booklet to coincide with public awareness to this problem. This book should be out in the next month or so.
Here is some background on the recent information you may have been reading in your local newspapers in your areas, and what it may mean to you personally. We know it will affect our network of Washing Businesses, and are going into a full scale alert status to be ready for instant action as soon as resources literally dry up. One large fire may take half of an areas fresh water to fight. Compounded with the already dry climate conditions we are already seeing.
In Texas and the Gulf area the Rio Grande River water did not make it to the Gulf of Mexico now for two years in a row. Water fights up river are becoming a big concern as Texas does not seem to be letting up on its growth, nor is its deterring of people from moving in or developers from building. Solution: build more car wash trucks, which are 10 times more efficient and shut down all car washes in the state. Simple, really.
In Tucson Arizonz utility companies are returning ground water and gray water to the rivers leading to aquifers to replenish the underground water for the cities wells. This should take care of the curbing of over pumping of groundwater. Much of which feeds the Tucson golf courses and is necessary for a stable economy.
Fallon, Nevada, the Navy has cleaned up ground water and aviation fuel tank leaks, which might have hurt the ground water tables so much of that ground water may not be available for consumption. California Bay-Delta water supply is in trouble this year as droughts are expected along with a strong fire season, which has already begun last week as Susanville evacuated half of their city. This will be interesting.
So far we are seeing drought restrictions on car washes in many states and we will continue to see more problems in Georgia, Florida, Alabama, Texas, Arizona, New Mexico, Arizona, California and it will be a very big deal, one which we are more than prepared for at The Wash Guys. We are finding this drought situation is very wide spread, and a terrible distribution problem. In the Carolinas with the previous flooding of farm lands much biological contamination entered the public water supply. Staying on top of issues that affect this team. Turning adversity into opportunity. This will be our primary focus moving into the next two years with regards to environmental issues and water supply.
Here is what we feel will be the worst affected. Tampa, Orlando, Ft Myers, Naples, Cape Canaveral, Pittsburgh, Atlanta, Columbus Georgia, Macon Georgia, Hilton Head South Carolina, Savannah Georgia, all of North Carolina, Richmond Virgina, Memphis Tennessee, Kansas City, all of Idaho, all of Montana, North and West Wyomingoming, all of Washington state, all of Oregon, Sacramento, bay delta Region, Northern California, Western Texas, Hawaii. We predict that Washington, Oregon, North California, Idaho, Montana, Wyoming, Tenneessee, Texas, and Virgina, will start to improve after the solar maximum is done and certainly by 2002-03. We feel Georgia, South Carolina and parts of North Carolina and Florida and Hawaii will get worse even after the solar maximum. So our opportunity to show the world our super efficient methods will become very important in the up coming years in North Carolina, South Carolina, Georgia, Florida, Alabama, Hawaii. But for now we will concentrate our efforts to advise consumers of our efforts in states such as Washington, Oregon, California, Northern Nevada, Montana, Idaho, Kansas, Mississippi, Tennessee, Northern Arkansas, Arizona, West and South Texas, lower Lousiana, Southern Mississippi, Alabama, Georgia, Pennsylvania, Virginia, North Carolina, South Carolina, and Florida.
Let us warn also that with fire season expected
to be very bad in places like, Arizona, New Mexico, Nevada, Montana, Wyoming, Washington,
Colorado, Lousiana, Oklahoma, we may see double compounding in those states. So we are
looking at probabilities in these states as high-risk areas, which will definitely be ones
to watch. With fires taking lots of resources as far as water and large amounts of
government budgets it is no wonder the experts involved have asked Congress to increase
the fire mutual assistance program with an additional 1.5 billion dollars, which just
passed. Yet this will not be enough and even the air national guards have increased
budgets for fire fighting using phoschec. National Forestry Service and Department of
Interior are also expecting a big fire season and all agencies of risk are pumping up for
the inevitable. Last year states got hammered hard in Montana, Colorado, California,
Arizona, this year expect, much of the fresh water supply to be used to fight the big
ones, leaving less water for carwashes, farmers and people. check out;
We call this the power of presence. While California car washes battle consumer backlash to price increases of up to five dollars since Oct. of 2000, now they may have to increase again as water rationing may cause another tripling affect in increased water prices. States such as Texas are having people buy up water rights and talking about a sliding scale of $800 per acre-foot and El Paso at $1400 per acre-foot to deliver the water by pump. In the May 26 issue of the Economist there was an article called pay up or dry up talking about the problem in Texas as populations increase, business booms and water dries up. T. Boone Pickens is no dummy either having been caught buying up water rights and agreeing to buy water now at a predetermined price in the future from those water rights owners who do not wish to sell in Western Texas. I see someone else has been studying this supply side situation as well. Imagine cornering the lifeline to all major Western Texas cities. A much similar strategy was applied by US Filter in California.
There is big business in life essentials. Without water in the desert you die. So as it becomes scarce, it increases rapidly in value. So with that known we will become more efficient and we may be the only car washing service available to wash cars and still retain a profit. If the water lifeline is cut off and one person controls the water rights, that person will send his advanced purchase prices into outer space in a few years. We will be prepared to have our marginal costs increase and simultaneously lower them through deployment of water saving measures.
And as ground water is taken out and aquifers
dry up, cavities are created unfilled and we know that that is a problem with earthquakes
as under ground cavities collapse. Imagine a situation like that happening in Utah during
the Winter Olympics causing a slide big enough to trigger the Big Fault line underneath
the city? Is this a crazy notion? It happened in the Coalinga, California Earthquake in
the Central Valley after all the oil was removed from the ground?
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