Water Saving Tips
Check back soon for more water saving tips. You don’t need a plumber:
- When washing dishes, do not turn the water on full force to rinse. You can do it with just a trickle of water.
- Washing. Get wet, turn off the water, soap up, turn on the water, rinse, turn off the water, dry.
- Write to your state senator and assembly person to stop fracking in California! Fracking wastes an incredible amount of water!
- Do laundry once a week only. Fill the washer for each use.
- Make sure the dishwasher is full before each use.You may need a plumber:
- For business and government offices: replace the urinals with waterless urinals.
- Replace your old toilets with 2 stage toilets: small flush for urine only and a larger flush for solid waste.For the yard:
- Don’t water your lawn! As a matter of fact rip out your lawn! A neighbor ripped out her lawn, switched to more drought tolerant landscaping and got a rebate from Helix Water.
The following tips are from Joy Lyndes of Coastal Sage, landscape architecture.
- Convert part or all of your turf areas to a drought tolerant low water use landscape. The San Diego County Water Authority has a list of great low water use plants that will provide color, fragrance, and lush foliage and help you create a beautiful garden. Check out the Water Authority’s Guide to a WaterSmart Lifestyle.
- For your high water use plants like turf, at a minimum make sure you are not over-watering. Change out any old irrigation spray heads with new efficient matched-precipitation rate, pressure-regulating heads. Contact your Garden Center or The Cuyamaca Water Conservation Garden the Cuyamaca Community College for more information.
- Consider rain water harvesting. Collect the water that falls on your yard and on your roof using micro berms and swales, or in rain-barrels for reuse later. Rain barrels can be integrated into your irrigation system.