14 Ways Sacramento Area Homeowners can conserve water
We all know our state is in the midst of a historic drought. With that in mind, we should also know that Sacramento area homeowners can conserve water in many ways. After all, water is California’s most precious natural resource. What we do to save water today will affect nearly every aspect of our future. It can actually be easy for Californian’s to save water and make a real difference.
Here are 14 ways Sacramento area homeowners can conserve water everyday:
1. Use the washing machine for full loads only.
2.Run the dishwasher only when full.
3. Use the garbage disposal sparingly and save gallons just by composting vegetables.
4. Wash fruits and vegetables in a pan of water instead of under running water.
5. Defrost food in the refrigerator, not under running water.
6. Cook food in as little water as possible. This also helps retain more nutrients.
7. If you accidentally drop ice cubes, used them to water houseplants instead of throwing them out.
8. Install low-flow shower-heads to save 2.5 gallons.
9. Take five-minute showers to save 12.5 gallons.
10. Fill the bathtub halfway or less to save 12 gallons. Better yet, take a quick shower instead of a bath. A bathtub can use up to 70 gallons of water.
11. Turn off the water while you are brushing your teeth to save 10 gallons a day.
12. Install a high-efficiency toilet to save 19 gallons per person a day.
13. Turn off the water while washing your hair to save 150 gallons a month.
14. When washing your hands, turn off the water while you lather up. There are also many simple things individuals can do to conserve water outdoors; from watering early in the morning or at night to planting drought resistant trees and shrubs.
There are also many simple ways Sacramento homeowners can conserve water outdoors; from watering early in the morning or at night, to planting drought resistant trees and shrubs.
Water is a critical part of our lifestyle here in the sunshine state. A drought like this can negatively affect our economy, our environment and our day-to-day quality of life. Through conservation, Sacramento area homeowners can conserve water and all make a difference.
Please call me at (916) 747-7919 or email me at EAxelgard@gmail.com with other suggestions on ways to conserve water. Meantime, if you are planning to sell or buy in Sacramento or Placer County, please check out my comprehensive website. Let’s all do our part and conserve water everyday.