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Water Conservation

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Water is one of our greatest natural resources. Multiple years of drought have caused local aquifers and regional water sources to deplete significantly. It is our responsibility as residents to conserve water and reduce waste.
Since Governor Jerry Brown declared a drought emergency for California requesting residents reduce water usage by at least 20%, the State Water Board adopted new water conservation regulations restricting certain outdoor uses of water. To learn how to reduce water usage and save money in the process, visit the Waterworks Districts. Check out Water-wise Gardening for simple steps around the home front.

Remember, a few small changes can make a large impact. For indoor water-saving tips, click here. Here are more practical tips to conserve water:

  • Adjust sprinklers so they do not water driveways and sidewalks
  • Use a broom to sweep your driveway instead of using the hose
  • Check sprinkler systems for broken and clogged sprinkler heads
  • Water in the early morning or late in the evening with shorter bursts
  • Use a shut-off nozzle on your hose
  • Plant California natives and drought-tolerant plants
  • Water Conservation Portal

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