The fact is that every day we waste water. Whether this is an accidental spill here, but holes left on to the wrong, and overflowing bath tub or a sprinkler system mysteriously watering the lawn at midnight they all add up to a great deal of water wasted. Now you may think to yourself” I only waste a little water”, then you may be right but if you think that way and if your neighbor thinks that word and their neighbor thinks that way and that adds up to a lot of wasted water.
What is this mean for you? Well, the more water wasted the more strain is put on California’s dwindling water reserves and those reserves are dwindling fast. To put it on a more personal footing, the more watery waste the higher your water bill will be. Here are some useful tips for not only conserving water but also getting things done in a more efficient way.
- When cleaning up your driveway and the sidewalks around your home user broom rather than a water hose it’s much more effective and less wasteful.
- When creating the landscaping for your garden take into account that concrete sheds water off to the side but porous materials like rocks allow the water to seep into the ground and to stay in your yard.
- Running a hose can use up to 10 gallons of water a minute! When watering your lawn set yourself time and don’t go beyond that.
- When you are selecting the plants to go around your home you may want to consider plants that can only need a small amount of water. If you’re trying to keep a massive lawn beautiful and green through the middle of summer in California you will pay for it.