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WATER SAVING TIPS

Water is essential to our everyday lives. And, our supplies are limited…so please use water wisely. Cutting water use inside and outside our homes is really important. If each of us changed our water-use habits, we could save billions of gallons of water. Here’s how you can help:

Indoor

LaundryAction:
Wash only full loads of laundry and dishes

Savings:
Up to 50 gallons per week


fix leaksAction:
Fix household leaks promptly

Savings:
Up to 20 gallons per day


Shower Head

Action:
Spend only 5 minutes in the shower

Savings:
Up to 8 gallons each time


Bathroom Sink

Action:
Turn off the water while you brush your teeth

Savings:
Up to 2.5 gallons per minute


Water Saving Toilet

Action:
Buy water-saving devices like high-efficiency toilets and clothes washers

Savings:
Many gallons per day


Talk to your family and friends about saving water. If everyone does a little, we all benefit a lot.

Outdoor

Lawn

Action:
Water your lawn 1 to 2 days a week

Savings:
Up to 840 gallons per week


Sprinkler headAction:
Check your sprinkler system for leaks, overspray and repair promptly

Savings:
Up to 500 gallons per month


Use a broomAction:
Use a broom instead of a hose to clean driveways and sidewalks

Savings:
Up to 150 gallons each time


Water Saving ToiletAction:
Install a smart sprinkler controller that adjusts for weather, soil type, and plant type

Savings:
Up to 40 gallons per day


Water Saving ToiletAction:
Water your plants in the early morning or evening to reduce evaporation

Savings:
Up to 25 gallons each time


Mulch! Save hundreds of gallons a year by using organic mulch around plants to reduce evaporation. Click here for mulching tips.  Click here for L.A. County’s free mulch program.