Water conservation tips
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.
- High Efficiency Clothes Washer Rebate of up to $200 (offered by City of Davis with PG&E)
- Residential toilet rebate program – currently being considered
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
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