Rainbow Springs Villager - Page 23

April 2018
Want An Investment Idea?
Just Add Water
By Brenda D’Arville
I have been thinking a lot about water lately. Last week
residents of Dunnellon were under a “boil water before using” notice for several
days. This was due to a break in our City’s main water line. Some of the local
restaurants had to close until the line repairs had been made. The good thing is
that the condition was temporary and we are not in any danger of a restricted
water supply.
However, that is not the case in a great part of our world these days. For
instance, Cape Town South Africa, a population of over four million residents,
is running out of water. There are severe water restrictions in place after three
years of unprecedented drought that have left the city’s rain-fed reservoirs
below 25 per cent capacity. “Day Zero” has been estimated by authorities to
arrive by August.*
Regarding world- wide consumption, 8% of all water is used for domestic
purposes, but 22% of all water is used for industrial purposes. Energy
generation is the heaviest user of water and in the U.S. over 40% of freshwater
withdrawals are for thermoelectric power production. Regarding the earth’s
food supply, 70% of available water is used in agriculture, and increased
agricultural demands deplete the Earth’s natural resources as the earth’s
population is expected to reach 9 billion by the year 2030. **
In addition, consumer goods have an indirect water footprint that is larger
than perceived. Do you realize that it takes over 52 gallons of water to produce
a single cup of coffee? How about over 450 gallons for a double cheese burger,
or to put into better perspective, 1,850 gallons to produce a pound of beef? It
only takes a mere 450 gallons to produce a pound of chicken and 15 gallons
to produce a head of lettuce. Or better yet, it takes 39,090 gallons of water to
produce a vehicle. **
Water is now being used faster than is being replenished and the earth’s
major aquifers are in trouble. These aquifers are the primary source of drinking
and irrigation water.
So how does all of this “water information” tie into investing? Simple –
there are companies that offer solutions to resolving the water scarcity, supply,
and quality issues. They focus on such issues as water infrastructure, irrigation
equipment, meters and leakage detection. Focus is also in areas of disinfection
chemicals, wastewater treatment, and water management. In addition,
for over
30 Years
also include addressing
recycled water, precision
irrigation, as well as water pollution.
So, if you are environmentally conscious and wish to participate in
addressing some of these issues,
please contactServices
me for additional information.
• Consulting
I have a list of companies as well as mutual funds and ETFs that focus on
• Tax Prepartion
addressing our water challenges.
& Company, Inc.
& Company, Inc.
Tax & Accounting Services
Serving Dunnellon for over 30 Years
• Consulting Services
• Tax Preparation
• Accounting / Payroll
• Estate / Trust Services
• Bi-Lingual
Phone: 352-489-0202 • Fax: 352-489-6147
2100 E. Pennsylvania Ave., Dunnellon, FL 34432
to find seasoned
Tax & Accounting Services
• Accounting / Payroll
Brenda D’Arville is Vice President, WPWG/ Financial Advisor, RJFS with
• Dunnellon
Estate /Office
Winter Park Wealth Group.
at 20100 E Pennsylvania
Ave., Dunnellon, Fl. 34432.
• Bi-Lingual
*Source CBC News
** Source Allianz Global Investors
Phone: 352-489-0202 • Fax: 352-489-6147
100 E. Pennsylvania Ave., Dunnellon, FL 34432
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Brenda employs a conservative,
long-term, investment philosophy
coupled with her qualifications
promote a true understanding for
servicing the financial needs and
concerns of investors.
Brenda L. D’Arville
Vice President - Financial Advisor, RJFS
Asset allocation

Asset management

Estate planning

Financial planning

Retirement planning

College planning

401(k) plan education

Insurance and annuities

Tax mitigation strategies

Trusted advisor coordinator

(CPAs and attorneys)

Cash flow analysis

Liability management
Raymond James and its advisors do not offer tax or legal advice. You should discuss any tax or legal matters with the
appropriate professional. Securities are offered through Raymond James Financial Services, Inc. Member FINRA/SIPC.
Investment Advisory Services are offered through Raymond James Financial Services Advisors, Inc. Winter Park Wealth Group
is not a registered broker/dealer and is independent of Raymond James Financial Services.
20100 E. Pennsylvania Ave.
Dunnellon, FL 34432


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