Using water efficiently does not only conserve a precious resource but can save customers money. Below are the District's current top ten water saving tips.
- Water your lawn only when needed. Step on your grass, if it springs back when you lift your foot, it doesn't need water.
- Set your sprinklers for more days in between watering, this can save 750-1,500 gallons per month. Better yet, especially in times of drought, water with a hose.
- Fixing leaky faucets and plumbing joints can save 20 gallons per day for every leak stopped.
- Don't let the hose run while washing your car, use a bucket of water and a quick hose rinse at the end, this saves 150 gallons each time. For a two-car family that's up to 1,200 gallons a month.
- Installing water-saving shower heads or flow restrictors can save 500 to 800 gallons per month.
- Running only full loads in the washing machine and dishwasher saves 300 to 800 gallons per month.
- Shorten your showers, even a one or two minute reduction can save up to 700 gallons per month.
- Using a broom instead of a hose to clean driveways and sidewalks can save 150 gallons or more each time, at once a week that's more than 600 gallons a month.
- Don't use your toilet as an ashtray or wastebasket, avoiding unnecessary flushes can save 400 to 600 gallons per month.
- Don't water the sidewalks, driveway or gutter. Adjust your sprinklers so that water lands on your lawn or garden where it belongs, this effort can save many hundreds of gallons per month.
San Gabriel Valley Water Conservation Resources
Use Water Wisely
Save Our H2O at Home
Save Our H2O Outdoors