Category Archives: Water Conservation

Water Savers Continued

It’s no secret that California is in the midst of a drought. Help conserve water, save money, and lower pollution with these two tips: Harvest Rainwater: Rainwater harvested during the rainy season can be used during the dry season for toilet water, watering plants, showering, and even as short term drinking water. Some areas also offer rebate programs for rainwater harvesting. Harvesting rainwater is simply collecting water from the surface on which it falls. You can easily collect water from the roof via the gutter and drain it into a container. Avoid large debris from your roof with a screen at the top of the drain. If you want …

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Water Conservation Tips

There is never enough water to waste, so today we have some tips for reducing your water usage. Inside the house or workplace: ·         Only run the dishwasher and washing machine with full loads. ·         Fix leaks right away. While a leak of one drip per minute wastes about 34 gallons a year, a leak of one drip per second is almost 3000 gallons a year. ·         Shorten your shower time. Each minute in the shower uses about 75 gallons per month. ·         Turn off the faucet while brushing your teeth. ·         Install low flow faucets and shower heads. Did you know that the California …

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Water Conservation: Interior and Exterior

In the hottest days of summer, it can be easy to forget how important water conservation really is. Your lawn looks parched, your gardens seem a bit droopy, and your kids may be begging to play in the sprinkler. You can still get all your water-loving jobs done and conserve water every day, inside and outside your home. Lawn and garden care should be done in the early morning, before the hot sun comes out to evaporate the water. Watering early gives the soil time to soak in the water and lessens the chances of evaporation. Soaker hoses are a great way to saturate your garden or smaller areas quickly and efficiently. Keep …

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