As California continues to deal with a prolonged drought the reality is that water conservation has become more important than ever before.
With the hot days of summer just weeks away it’s becoming more important than ever for Central Valley residents to do their parts to conserve water by following these simple tips.
Water Conservation Tips
Check all faucets, pipes, and toilets for leaks.
Install water saving shower heads and ultra-low-flush toilets.
Take shorter showers.
Never use your toilet as a wastebasket.
Turn off the water while brushing your teeth or shaving.
Defrost frozen food in the refrigerator.
Rinse vegetables in a full sink or pan of water.
Fully load your dishwasher.
Rinse dishes in a full sink or pan of water.
Wash full loads of clothes.
Ways to Save Water Outdoors
Don’t over-water landscaping.
Water your lawn or garden early in the morning or late in evening.
Adjust sprinklers so that they don’t water the sidewalk or street.
Don’t water on cool, rainy or windy days.
Equip all hoses with shut-off nozzles.
Use drip irrigation systems.
Plant drought-tolerant or low water-use plants and grasses.
Use shrubs and ground cover to reduce the amount of grass.
Place mulch around plants to reduce evaporation and discourage weeds.
Set your mower blades one notch higher, since longer grass means less evaporation.
Use a pool cover to cut down on water evaporation.
Use a bucket instead of a hose to wash your car.
Use a broom rather than a hose to clean sidewalks, driveways, loading docks and parking lots.
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