In today’s world where water is growing scarce, every flush and shower counts.  With water becoming more precious and rates rising, everybody wins by conserving. The drought in 2013/2014 has brought this home more than ever before with most climate scientists predicting hotter and drier conditions for Davis.

Quick easy-to-do actions

  • Limit your shower to 4-5 minutes, and leave the daydreaming to while you dry yourself off.
  • Run the dishwasher only when full and use the no-heat wash, rinse and dry cycles. It is simple, easy and costs nothing to implement this plan.
  • Wear your clothing more than once before putting it in the laundry.
  • Put a full plastic bottle of water in your toilet tank so less water gets flushed

Big impact actions

  • Add low-flow heads to your faucets and shower heads
  • Water lawns in late evening and on every 2nd or 3rd day. Grow a tall lawn and mulch your lawn mowing clipping
  • Consider stripping out your lawn and replacing with low-water garden.

> Download useful tips on water conservation, produced by the City of Davis


Want to do more?

UC Davis student Rosemary Hartman came up with a great list of tips on how to go the extra mile in saving water