Recently, a couple of articles were published about California’s current drought situation that was real eye-openers. It now seems like water conservation/crisis articles are being written daily and the following article was a real jaw dropper. California Drought – California is Entering The Fourth Year of Record-Breaking Drought – 56 Pictures that will open up your eyes. On a related note, the following article hit close to home, “How Will San Diego Reduce Water Use By 25%?” With that said we hope this blog post helps you with some simple ways, you can conserve water around your home.

  1. Check faucets for leaks – Did you know that this can waste up to 20 gallons of water per day?
  2. Install water-saving shower heads – Try to limit your showers to the time it takes to soap up and rinse off.
  3. Insulate water pipes – This can drastically save the time it takes to heat up your water which means… shorter shower times.
  4. Turn off the water when you brush your teeth.
  5. Water your lawn only when necessary and at night to prevent excessive evaporation.
  6. Sweep your driveways instead of using a hose.
  7. Install dual-flush toilets – These can save up to 4,000 gallons of water per year
  8. Recycle your swimming pool water instead of draining it. – This can save up to 20,000 gallons of water every two years.
  9. Check your swimming pool equipment for leaks.
  10. Be diligent to constantly research new and innovative ways to conserve water regularlyWater Use It Wisely is constantly updating new ways to conserve water. You can also learn how to save water in an RV >> Your RV Lifestyle

The bottom line is California’s drought situation isn’t going to get any better but it’s up to each and every one of us to constantly be on the lookout for ways we can save water. We hope these tips on ways to conserve water around the home and links give you new ideas on ways that you can contribute to our current drought problem.