If there is one word that we in the water conservation world dread the most, it’s the “D” word. You’ve undoubtedly heard the term; it’s on every news channel from local to national and even international stations as soon as those hot summer months hit the forecast. You know, those months where the lush green landscapes we love to play in are being threatened by the crispy brown edges that signify a lack of moisture. The same months where the lakes we count on for a refreshing swim start to lose their springtime high water levels. Maybe you already know where I’m going with this, but if you’re not getting warm yet, let me help. The “D” word that I’m referring to, one of the largest topics of conversation during those high-temperature months, is “Drought.” Cue the sprinkler system shutoffs.