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Water Saving Tips



Water is essential to our everyday lives. And, our supplies are limited…so please use water wisely. Cutting water use inside and outside our homes is really important. If each of us changed our water-use habits, we could save billions of gallons of water. Here’s how you can help:


What you can do:

How much you can save:

Wash only full loads of laundry and dishes Saves up to 50 gallons per week
Fix household leaks promptly Saves up to 20 gallons per day
Spend only 5 minutes in the shower

Saves up to 8 gallons each time
Turn off the water while you brush your teeth

Saves up to 2.5 gallons per minute
Buy water-saving devices like high-efficiency toilets and clothes
washers Some of these clothes washers are eligible for rebates!
Saves many gallons per day

Talk to your family and friends about saving water.
If everyone does a little, we all benefit a lot.


What you can do :

How much you can save:

Water your lawn 1 to 2 days a week instead of 5 days a week Saves up to 840 gallons per week  
Check your sprinkler system for leaks, overspray and broken
sprinkler heads and repair promptly

Saves up to 500 gallons per month


Use a broom instead of a hose to clean driveways and sidewalks

Saves up to 150 gallons each time


Install a smart sprinkler controller that adjusts watering based on
weather, soil type, amount of shade and plant type

Saves up to 40 gallons per day

Water your plants in the early morning or evening to
reduce evaporation and ineffective watering due to wind

Saves up to 25 gallons each time
  Mulch! Save hundreds of gallons a year by using organic mulch
around plants to reduce evaporation.
Click here for mulching tips.  Click here for L.A. County’s free mulch program.