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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:

  1. Water Use It Wisely
  2. California Department of Water Resources
  3. American Water Works Association
  4. Renewable Planet
  5. Earth Easy
  6. H2Ouse Water Saver
  7. Save Our Water Rebates
  8. 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 Season

CPUD Rainfall Chart for 2015-16 Season.pdf