Our SoCal drought guide is a helpful how-to on how to conserve water in California. Even if you are just visiting the area, it’s important to realize that water is a precious resource in Southern California! This year Governor Brown declared a draught emergency and it’s required that all Californians reduce their water use by 20%. We can all lend a helping hand when it comes to conserving water — here’s how you can do your part.
- Take shorter showers. Did you know that by simply taking a 5 minute shower instead of a 10-minute shower you’ll save 12.5 gallons of water?
- Brush your teeth without running the faucet! This simple act of simply brushing your teeth without running the faucet can save up to 10 gallons of water a day.
If you’re not simply visiting the southern California area but live here there are many ways you too can help conserve water in California.
- Replace your toilets with high energy toilets. This simple act can help reduce water by 19 gallons a day.
- For dishes & laundry wait until you have a full load. Instead of running the water while you soak dirty pots and pans try soaking. By doing so you can save 15 gallons of water.
- Worried about keeping your lawn green but want to conserve water? Use sprinklers for 5 minutes less and by doing so you could save between 2-5 gallons daily.
- Don’t let the water run when you’re washing dishes! By filling a basin beforehand you can conserve water.
- For those of you that garden, try watering your garden in the early morning or in the evening, this slight alteration can save up to 25 gallons of water. Or try planting more plants that require less water, like cacti.
- Don’t use the hose to clean off your driveway, try sweeping instead!