Water conservation tips

November 20, 2010 at 5:43 am 2 comments


Courtesy of http://www.bewaterwise.com/tips01.html

California’s main water sources have been severely impacted by record dry conditions. And we’re already using our reserves to supply our everyday water.  Our water situation is serious. But here’s how you can help.

The following are steps you can take indoors to save water every day. By turning off the water when you brush your teeth you can save 3 gallons of water per day. If you shorten your showers by one or two minutes you’ll save 5 gallons per day. Fix leaky faucets and save 20 gallons of water per day. Wash only full loads of laundry and dishes and save a whopping 15 to 50 gallons per load! Talk to your family and friends about saving water. If everyone does a little, we all benefit a lot.

Outside, water your yard only before 8 a.m. to reduce evaporation and interference from wind. This can save 25 gallons of water per day. Better yet, install a smart sprinkler controller and save 40 gallons per day. When you use a broom instead of a hose to
clean driveways and sidewalks you can save 150 gallons each time. Regular maintenance of your sprinkler system can do wonders, so check your sprinkler system for leaks, overspray and broken sprinkler heads which can save 500 gallons of water a month.

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2 Comments Add your own

  • 1. SherryGreens  |  November 30, 2010 at 5:53 am

    It is amazing how much water we use. Thanks for putting some numbers to it!

    Reply
    • 2. ecodetail  |  December 1, 2010 at 9:37 pm

      You’re very welcome Sherry. Please spread the word. The more people that are aware of their footprint, the more water we can save!

      Reply

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