The Value of Water

The Value of Water

Here in California, we need to recognize the value of water and be smart about water use to ensure there is enough for everyone. Reducing water use is easier than you think, and small changes to your everyday habits can make a big difference.

This site is designed to be a one-stop resource to finding helpful information on reducing water use at home. Here you will find details on how to reduce water use inside and outside your home, where to search for rebates on water saving devices, and a section dedicated to teaching children about responsible water use though games and activities.

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Spring Saving Tips

Use a weather based irrigation controller to automatically adjust watering schedules according to climate and need.

Raise the blade on the lawn mower; longer blades of grass encourage deeper roots which require less water.

Water in the early morning or evening to minimize evaporation.

Place porous materials, such as gravel, around your garden to let water seep into the ground to plants’ roots.

Use rain barrels to capture water for later use; check for water agency rebates.

Find and fix leaks; dye tabs are a quick and simple way to check for leaky pipes.

Place mulch around gardens and planters to retain moisture.

Sweep driveways and patios clean rather than hosing them off.

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Spring Saving Tips

  • Use a weather based irrigation controller to automatically adjust watering schedules according to climate and need.
  • Raise the blade on the lawn mower; longer blades of grass encourage deeper roots which require less water.
  • Water in the early morning or evening to minimize evaporation.
  • Place porous materials, such as gravel, around your garden to let water seep into the ground to plants’ roots.
  • Use rain barrels to capture water for later use; check for water agency rebates.
  • Find and fix leaks; dye tabs are a quick and simple way to check for leaky pipes.
  • Place mulch around gardens and planters to retain moisture.
  • Sweep driveways and patios clean rather than hosing them off.

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