Look for ways you can use less water whenever possible and try some of following conservation tips.
Indoor Water Saving Tips • Check all plumbing for leaks; a faucet dripping one drop per second can waste 2,700 gallons per year. A leaking toilet can waste up to 50 gallons of water a day. • Keep showers short. • Turn off water while brushing teeth or shaving. • Wash only full loads in the clothes washer and dishwasher. • Consider replacing older water-using appliances such as clothes washers with newer, more efficient models. High efficiency clothes washers can save up to 30 gallons a load. • In addition to new appliances, replace other water guzzling devices. Change to low-flow shower heads and high efficiency toilets.
Water Smart Landscaping Tips • Avoid evaporation. Schedule irrigation timers to water during evening and early morning hours. • Adjust the irrigation schedule throughout the year as plant water requirements change. Install a drip irrigation system to eliminate overspray, runoff, and evaporation. • Convert spray sprinklers to water-efficient rotary sprinklers by installing MP Rotator nozzles. • Consider replacing grass and non-native plant species with High Desert natives that can survive with little or no water after they’re established. Find local sources of natives and Desert Friendly plants, • Train your plants. Water deeply and infrequently and the roots will follow! • Graywater irrigation systems are legal in the County of San Bernardino and should be considered as a method of conservation.