Winter Water Saving Tips
Even though it has rained all day, Palos Verdes homes owners can begin to implement their winter water saving tips. Make sure that you have your sprinklers turned off, and you can put buckets or large clean containers in areas where the run off is the strongest. Also always redirect downspouts so as to capture the water. This water can be used for your garden or plant areas. We have cooler weather in these winter months and your lawns and plants do not need as much water as other times of the year. It’s also a good idea to adjust your irrigation controller to avoid over watering.
The California Water Service Company is asking customers to reduce water use by 20%. Although this number may seems like it would largely impact our residential usage, at this time of year and with a little help from conservation practices, it is within reach. Some of the more known conservation areas that will help include kitchen faucet aerators, high efficiency shower heads, hose nozzles, bathroom faucet aerators and toilet leak tablets. To get a conservation kit that includes the items listed above go to www.calwater.com/kit.
Cal Water is also offering rebates and incentives when you purchase water efficient devices. They have a high efficiency toilet rebate, high efficiency clothes washer rebate, smart irrigation controller rebate and outdoor water saving devices. To learn more about these rebates and others go to www.calwater.com/rebates.
For more information on kits, programs and rebates go to www.calwater.com or call (310) 257-1400 for more information.
To read my last article on conservation tips click here.
Photo of Bluff Cove courtesy of Arvin Design