Please be advised that there is a current drought situation that is severe statewide. Information on the drought and water saving tips can be found at http://www.saveourh20.org/
- Auto-shut off outdoor hose nozzles
- Limit showers to 5 minutes and install a 2.0 gallon-per-minute showerhead.
- Install water efficient fixtures, i.e. replace 3.5 or 5-gallon toilets with 1.6 gallon-per-flush toilets.
- Run only full loads in your washing machine and dishwasher.
- Don’t leave water running while shaving or brushing your teeth.
- Use drought-tolerant plants
- Adjust watering schedule seasonally and with changes in weather.
- Use Drip (micro) irrigation systems.
- Periodically check your sprinkler system to ensure it is operating properly. (Frequent power outages in the mountains can wreak havoc with timers).
- Replace lawns with ground covers requiring minimal water.
Most normal-sized homes can use the Water Conservation Tips such as:
- low flow showerheads
- kitchen sink aerators
- bathroom sink aerators
- toilet tank leak detection dye tablets
- hose washers
- automatic hose shut off nozzles
By using these items, a four-person household can easily save 1,200 gallons per week. The showerheads and aerators are simple fixtures that can be screwed on in place of your old ones.
For tips on how to conserve water log on to http://www.bewaterwise.com/.