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Watering right this winter
Last Updated: 11/21/2016
By now, you’ve augmented your outdoor watering schedule to account for shorter, cooler days and possible rainfall, right? And, now you’re wondering how to continue your water saving ways indoors, right?
Producing water savings indoors
- Install high-efficiency toilets and clothes washer. With a new high-efficiency toilet, less is truly more – 1.28 gallons versus 3 to 7 gallons per flush! A new clothes washer can save you about 15 gallons per load.
- Consider a five minute shower. You can still sing in the shower, but pick a short song. (“Blame it on the Rain” is a possible suggestion.) You can even consider installing a water efficient showerhead, which reduces the gallons of water per minute (gpm) from 2.5 or greater to less than 2 gpm.
- Fix those leaks. Yes, leaks matter. Especially if you consider that the average household can waste more than 10,000 gallons in one year as a result of leaks. Identify and make leak repairs within 48 hours.
Give your sprinklers a holiday
Even though water conditions in our area are better than the last several years of drought, we know that we still need to save where we can. That’s why we’re encouraging that customers maintain a voluntary 10 percent water reduction target compared to 2013.
One of the easiest ways to reduce water use is by having a watering schedule that matches the seasons. During the fall and winter months, you can give your sprinklers a holiday and let Mother Nature do the watering.
Now is also the time to consider a weather-based irrigation timer that automatically adjusts sprinklers according to weather conditions so you don’t have to. (We have a rebate for it valued at up to $200!)
Our water efficiency team is poised and ready to help with ways to save water. Give us a call at 774-5761 or visit Roseville.ca.us/savewater.