Simple habits add up to a considerable impact when it comes to helping our community deal with the severe drought conditions we face. The average household in California uses 48 gallons of water a day. Here are a few drought tips we can follow to save water and money.
- Fill Bathtub Halfway or Less: Filling up your bathtub halfway or less can save 17-25 gallons of water per person every bath.
- Fix Leaks: Fixing leaks inside and outside the home can save 27 to 90 gallons of water each day – that’s nearly 33,000 gallons of water per household each year, and about half of the water (or more) each household uses on a daily basis.
- Install Aerators: These devices can save .7 gallons each minute.
- Replace Toilets: Installing high-efficiency toilets can save 6-35 gallons per day.
- Take Five Minute Showers: Keeping showers under 5 minutes can save 12.5 gallons per shower when using a water-efficient showerhead.
- Only Wash Full Loads: A full washer saves 15–45 gallons per load. A full dishwasher saves 5–15 gallons per load. Bring your Wash & Fold Laundry to Flair where our highly efficient machines can save even more.
Don’t Run Water While Brushing Your Teeth. By turning off the water when brushing teeth or shaving you can save 8 gallons of water per person per day.
Collect And Use Indoor Water To Irrigate: Recycling indoor water to use outdoors can cut water use by 30%.