Little leaks add up in a hurry. A faucet drip or invisible toilet leak that totals only two tablespoons a minute comes to 15 gallons a day. That’s 105 gallons a week and 5460 wasted gallons of water a year.
Select the appropriate water level for the size of your load of laundry. Most washers now offer pre-set water levels for small, medium, and large loads. Use full loads whenever possible.
Adjust your lawn mower to a higher setting. The grass blades grow longer and shade one another, as well as the ground, helping to fight off heat and hold moisture longer.
Use a broom, rather than a hose to clean sidewalks or driveways.
Report significant water losses from broken pipes, open fire hydrants and errant sprinklers to the property owner or to CPUD.
Helpful Links & Resources:
- Water Use It Wisely
- California Department of Water Resources
- American Water Works Association
- Renewable Planet
- Earth Easy
- H2Ouse Water Saver
- Save Our Water Rebates
- Coloring/Activity pages from AWWA (printable sheets)Water Cycle Coloring Sheet (PDF)Phases of Water Maze (PDF)
CPUD Conservation Information:Conservation Measures 6.7.16.pdf
CPUD Drought Comparison Chart
CPUD Rainfall Chart for 2015/16 SeasonCPUD Rainfall Chart for 2015-16 Season.pdf