Doing your part to conserve water is important all of the time, but it has never been more important than right now. With California in one of the worst drought in years, helping to save water can help benefit the entire state. Follow these simple tips to save money through the drought.
- Water in the early morning hours to help reduce the amount of evaporation, which will allow plants to soak up more water.
- Utilize mulch as much as possible. Laying down a thick layer of mulch helps to keep the ground moist, and help prevent weeds from growing, which can steal water from your plants.
- Raise the height of your lawn mower blades. The longer grass blades are, the deeper down they will reach for water, allowing you to water less frequently.
- Cut down your time in the shower from 10 minutes to 5 minutes to help save 25 gallons of water per minute with a traditional shower head.
- Avoid cleaning sidewalks, patios, and driveways with the hose. Instead use a broom to save up to 18 gallons of water per minute.
- Do not let the faucet run while you are brushing your teeth or shaving. While shaving, fill the sink basin with a small amount of water to rinse off the razor.
- Do not scrape pots or pans under running water to clean them. Instead, soak them in soapy water.
- Fix any leaks that you have in your home. Even a small leak from a faucet can waste up to 2,000 gallons of water a month.
- Replace all of the old toilets throughout your home with new, low-flow models. Not only will each toilet save 38 gallons of water a day, but you may also qualify for a rebate.
For more tips on how to conserve water through the drought, and for all of your homeowners insurance needs, contact the insurance professionals at McCarty Insurance in Fresno, California.