As you may be aware, California is experiencing yet another unprecedented drought. Here are a few things you can do to reduce your water consumptions and help with both the drought and your next water bill!
- Keep a pitcher of water in the refrigerator instead of running the tap until the water gets cold. That saves time and water!
- Always sweep your driveway with a broom; don’t use water to wash the leaves away.
- Washing the dishes while leaving the water running can use up to 20 gallons of water, but filling the sink or a bowl and closing the faucet saves 10 of those gallons.
- If you turn off the water while brushing your teeth, you save water. Newer faucets use about 1 gallon per minute, while older models use over 2 gallons.
- Water leaks account for 12% of water use in California homes. Check indoor and outdoor faucets & toilets often.
For more information on water conservation, please visit: https://water.ca.gov/water-basics/conservation-tips