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Posted on: June 9, 2022

Remember to Use Water Wisely!

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With worsening drought conditions in California dominating the news, we encourage everyone to use water wisely. Our community is located in an arid, semi-desert climate. Efficient water usage is essential for maintaining our Southern California lifestyle. Practice these tips to help conserve water:

 

  • Nearly half of all home water use goes for lawn and garden irrigation. Reducing outdoor irrigation use is the best opportunity savings water;
  • Adjust sprinklers to avoid “watering” sidewalks, driveways, and the street. Lower pressure to avoid creating a wasteful mist;
  • Yards need little or no watering during the cool late fall, winter, and early spring months. Program automatic controllers to fit the season;
  • Don’t let the hose run while washing your car;
  • Use a broom instead of a hose to clean sidewalks, driveways, patios, tennis courts, and other paved areas;
  • A pool or spa cover prevents wasteful evaporation;
  • Fix leaky pipes and faucets. A steady drip can waste up to 600 gallons of water each month;
  • Automatic dish and clothes washers are very efficient when used for full loads. More water-efficient clothes washers are now available;
  • Older toilets use up to seven gallons of water per flush. They should be replaced with new ultra-low-flush models that use only 1.6 gallons;
  • Low-flow showerheads save water and money every time you take a shower; and
  • A half-filled bathtub requires less water than all but the shortest shower.

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