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Repeating water conservation tips for the continuing drought 2022

7/1/2022 (Permalink)

California drought Monitor California drought monitor graph as of June 28th, 2022

Last year I posted a blog to help the drought situation, but it seems that we are still in Drought! We are now facing historic levels of dryness that has gone on for 3 years now. The water reservoir levels are at an all time low.

If you haven’t done anything to help and do your part for this drought that we are facing, now is the time to begin helping. The same tips that were on my other blog are added to this one plus some more. We now have to make conserving water part of our daily lives.

  1. Water your yard in the morning or evening– when you water during the day when the sun is hot makes the water evaporate quickly and plants don’t benefit from it like they should. And if you will be doing some remodeling in your garden consider planting desert plants because they don’t need to be watered so much.
  2. Check for leaks with the toilet test– one way to check if your toilet is leaking is to put food coloring in the septic tank and if it seeps to the bowl with it being flushed you have a leak and they can leak up to 100 gallons per day. An inexpensive rubber flapper may be all you need to fix it.
  3. Check for leaks in all other pluming- Have a licensed plumber repair all leaks including leaking faucets by replacing washers.
  4. Shorten your shower– cutting down 2 mins of your shower time can save 1750 gallons per year. Turn off the water while you soap and/or shave.
  5. Use the dishwasher -Hand-washing your dishes can use up to 27 gallons of water, compared to just 3 gallons for a new Energy Star-rated dishwasher.
  6. Cover the pool – If you do have a pool make sure to cover it to prevent water evaporation.
  7. Harvesting Rain water – When we get rain, it is a good idea to invest in water reservoir tanks.
  8. Appliances- Choose appliances that are more energy and water efficient.

There are many other tips and more info on the following sites.

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