It’s hard to ignore the fact that San Diego is going through a difficult drought — the news reports talk about it, the land is dry, and summer seems like it will never end, with temperatures floating above normal week after week. The City has announced mandatory conservation rules that took effect November 1st but there are also some simple gestures we can all do to conserve water that aren’t on that list:
1. Keep a bucket near the shower to collect cold water while you are waiting for the shower to warm up. Use the saved water to flush the toilet or to water plants.
2. Install a rain barrel on your property to catch rain run-off from the roof and receive up to a $400 rebate from the City from its Rain Barrel Rebates program. Not only will the barrel cost you less, you will be getting free water to use from the sky!
3. Check out the City’s and the County’s advice on graywater systems that tap your home’s gray water (used washing machine water for instance) so you can use it elsewhere on your property (watering landscape).
For many more ideas on how you can save water, check out this web article called 100+ Ways to Conserve. Many of the ideas are simple and you can start using them today!
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