Tips to Conserve Water in Times of Drought
With California entering its fourth year of drought, some cities would have to reduce their water consumption by 35% to fulfill the 25% statewide decrease in water use mandated by the government. San Diego should be no exception. We recommend these tips to help you do your part in helping the environment and conserving water.
Get those leaks fixed
Did you know that by ignoring those seemingly harmless leaks in your showerheads and faucets, you may be wasting more than 20 gallons of water per day? Repairing your leaky pipes and faucets are our expertise. Let us help you fix this problem.
Do your laundry by bulk
Although it’s tempting to do less laundry at a time, this may not be conservation-friendly. Doing your laundry, say, twice a month can significantly save you more water than if you do it every week.
Install environmentally friendly showerheads
What do we mean by environmentally showerheads? We refer to faucets that have built-in technology that heats the water and can cut down its usage by up to 65%.
Avoid long showers.
By reducing your shower time by just five minutes, you can save up to 10 gallons of water. If you shower daily, then that means you can save up to 300 gallons of water in a month. Although personal hygiene is important, going from a 20-minute shower to a 15-minute shower won’t kill you. The drought, however, is affecting lives statewide. Sort out of your priorities.
Don’t flush if you don’t have to.
There’s a saying, “if it’s not yellow, let it mellow.” At average, a toilet flush can consume five gallons of water. If you don’t find it necessary to turn that knob, don’t. You could be saving 10 gallons of water daily by simply foregoing two flushes.
Sweep your driveway and sidewalk.
Please avoid hosing it down, despite it being the easy route. You wouldn’t believe how much water you’re wasting by using a hose for cleaning.
In addition to the state’s drought, the projected depletion of national water resources doesn’t bode well for everyone. Be a responsible citizen and start conserving now.