California Declares Drought Emergency: Easy Ways to Save Water

California drought save water tips
California, experiencing its third consecutive year of dryer than usual weather, has reached the point of emergency drought conditions. Governor Jerry Brown has declared an emergency because of the continuing dry weather, and he’s asking residents to voluntarily cut their water consumption by at least 20%. While the current reductions are voluntary, he indicated that reductions could become mandatory if the current conditions don’t improve.

No matter where you live, there are a number of simple ways that you can save water by reducing the amount of water you use.

Easy Ways to Reduce Water Use

1. Check for leaky faucets both indoors and outdoors. Indoor leaks are usually found ri


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3 Responses to California Declares Drought Emergency: Easy Ways to Save Water

  1. Linda says:

    I collect run offs in a container which I use for soaking dishes.

  2. getforfre says:

    We have a well pump in our backyard, so we don’t depend on the city water. It only costs us a little of electricity to get the water, probably around $10 a month. We use a ton of water in the summer time for our garden and trees. I don’t bother to water the grass, then we won’t have to use a mower and the gas for it.

  3. Paulette says:

    #4 can be optimized by this cleansing routine suggested by the groovy Californian Dr. Bronner company: “For facial packs, scalp & soothing body rub, add dash on bath towel in sink of hot water. Wring out. Lay over face & scalp. Massage with fingertips. Repeat 3 or 4 times ’til arms, legs & all are rubbed, always towards the heart. Rinse towel in plain hot water and massage again. Breathe deeply! Health is Wealth. Within 9 minutes you feel fresh, mint-clean, saving 90% of your hot water and soap.”

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