10 Water Conservation Tips for California Residents

California’s increasingly worsening drought conditions are calling for all residents to do their part and save our beautiful state. Water conservation is easy to do and truly makes a difference. Incorporate these 10 water conservation tips into your daily routine to save California:

  1. Did you know about 75% of household water use takes place in the bathroom? It is a good idea for you to set a date each month where you check for any leaks in the bathroom. Check the toilet, faucets, and water house bibs for any leaks and have them repaired immediately if necessary.
  2. You may want to install a low-flow showerhead to save about 2 gallons of water each minute of use.
  3. If you have any old toilets in your home, you may want to replace them with newer, high efficiency toilets.
  4. Each minute you are not in the shower you are saving water. Consider reducing your shower time by shaving before you get in.
  5. Despite common belief, it is unnecessary to rinse your dishes before you load the dishwasher.
  6. Likewise, many homeowners assume they are saving money by hand washing their dishes. However, if you have an efficient dishwasher, you save water when you do full loads.
  7. Cut your household water intake in half by installing low-flow faucet aerators.
  8. Just as you should only use your dishwasher for full loads, you should only wash full loads in your washing machines.
  9. Whenever you are looking into replacing your old appliances, choose the water-saving, energy efficient model over the cheaper one. You’ll end up saving more money in the long run.
  10. When watering your lawn, try to set the timer anywhere in between the hours of 5:00am and 10:00am for the most efficient results.

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