How to Save Water During a Drought

Here in sunny California, droughts are a common fact of life. While it looks like the most recent bout of drought is finally starting to let up a bit with recent weather, some areas are still facing scarce water conditions. If you and your family are looking to save water during a drought, here are three simple ways to do so.

Lay Off the Garbage Disposal

We know, it’s tempting to throw scraps down the disposal, but if you’re looking to conserve shoot for the trash bin instead. As you know, in order to grind up your garbage and wash it away, you’ll need to run a considerable amount of water down the drain. At the very least, make sure your disposal is properly maintained, to ensure quick and easy grinding.

Fix Those Sneaky Leaks

According to the Environmental Protection Agency (EPA), “the average household leak can account for more than 10,000 gallons of water wasted every year.” That’s enough water to wash 270 loads of laundry!

Install Water-Saving Fixtures

Did you know you can save water just by having the right faucet for the job? That’s right! Just look for the EPA WaterSense label, or contact your local plumber (that’s us!) and allow them to point you in the right direction.

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