California is experiencing a serious drought for its fourth consecutive year. Governor Jerry Brown has declared a statewide drought emergency.
We all need to do our part and conserve water, now more than ever!
Conserving water is not easy, but Partner Agency is here with a couple suggestions for in the home and outdoors.
In The Home
- When washing clothes, only use the washing machine for full loads. Wash dark clothes in cold water to help save water and energy – It also helps keep the color to last longer.
- When washing your hands, and brushing your teeth don’t leave the water running. Turn off the faucet when lathering hands and brushing teeth – this can save 10 gallons/day.
- Try to cut your shower time in half, this can save 12.5 gallons of water with a low flow showerhead.
- Check to see if your toilet is working properly, check for leaks!
- When watering your lawn be sure to do it early in the morning or late in the evening this prevents evaporation due to lower temperatures.
- Put a layer of mulch around trees and plants to reduce evaporation and keep the soil cool.
- Don’t overwater your garden or lawn- this is a common mistake many people make.
- Use a broom to sweep instead of rinsing pavements.
Adjusting the way we use water in the home and outdoors can help stretch out California’s water supply. It is important to stay educated in California’s drought problem.
Drought causes many issues, but one of the more lethal consequences of a prolonged drought is wildfire. Wildfires plague certain parts of California and during droughts they become far more dangerous and are harder to contain, threatening homes and even lives. Don’t forget to carry property insurance to protect you from fires. If you have any questions about insuring your home or business against fire, please call our office at (714)482-9500.
Lets come together and start saving water and #LiveHappy this summer!