With the State of California experiencing one of driest years in 119 years , water preservation is more important now than ever. This January, Gov. Jerry Brown, declared a drought-related state of emergency. This action triggered a variety of measures to ensure reliable water supplies for hard-hit communities as well as stepped-up conservation.
Although we can’t make it rain, we can certainly take some proactive measures to help conserve our most precious element, water. Here’s some easy ways to conserve water, and even save money, during this historic drought.
Laundry/Dishes – If you only wash full loads of laundry and dishes you can save up to 50 gallons of water per week. If you are in the market for a new washing machine or dish water, make sure to compare water usage between different models.
Sprinkler System – If you check your sprinkler system for leaks, overspray, and broken heads you could save up to 500 gallons of water per month.
Smart Sprinkler – Is your sprinkler system equipped with a smart sprinkler controller? This will help adjust watering based on weather, plant type, soil type and amount of shade certain areas get. This can save you up to 40 gallons of water per day.
Low-Water Use Plants – There’s no question that everyone loves a green, lush lawn, but low-water use plants and shrubs can also be beautiful. Low-water use plants and shrubs require less maintenance, saving you time and money.
Reduce Shower Time – Did you know that spending just five minutes in the shower reduces water consumption by 8 gallons each time. Also, if you turn the water off while brushing your teeth you will save 2.5 gallons per minute.
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