Water saving tips by way of Mt. Shasta

As we wait for more storms, with more rain and snow to hit the north state, let's remind ourselves of other ways to conserve water. Thanks to the folks up in Mt. Shasta who know what they are talking about. Check out their environmental blog here, with a recent post about the "Cash for Clunker Appliances" program. If we get a big snowfall up on Mt. Shasta, that will lead to lot's of runoff. So when you aren't wakeboarding this winter, maybe you're up there snowboarding.

Here's their community's other water saving tips:

  • Water your lawn ONLY when it needs it. Set your sprinklers for more days in between watering. (Saves 750-1,500 gallons per month) In times of drought, use a hose.
  • Fix leaky faucets and plumbing joints. (Saves 20 gallons per day per leak stopped)
  • Don't run the hose while washing your car. Place a spray fixture on your hose so the water won't run continuously. Use a bucket of water and a quick hose rinse at the end. (Saves 150 gallons each time)
  • Install water-saving shower heads or flow restrictors in your home. (Saves 500-800 gallons per month)
  • Run only FULL loads in the washing machine and dishwasher. (Saves 300-800 gallons per month)
  • Shorten your showers. A one or two minute reduction can save up to 700 gallons per month.
  • Use a broom instead of a hose to clean driveways and sidewalks. (Saves 150 gallons or more each time)
  • Don't use your toilet as an ashtray or wastebasket. (Saves 400-600 gallons per month)
  • Capture tap water. While you wait for hot water (or colder water) to come down the pipes, catch the flow in a watering can to use later on house plants or your garden. (Saves 200-300 gallons per month)
  • Don't water the sidewalks, driveway or gutter. Adjust your sprinklers so that water lands on your lawn or garden where it belongs — and only there. (Saves 500 gallons per month)

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