This is the driest year on record. Our economy and our lifestyle depend on better management of our state's most precious resource: water. Let’s each make a New Year’s resolution to make a permanent water saving change to our lifestyle.
Here are some ideas: - replace lawn/landscaping with California native plants or just mulch - install a greywater system; use laundry water for your landscape or use shower & sink water for flushing toilets; a simple bucket can capture shower water for toilet flushing - install a rain harvest system to use for your landscapes or laundry or toilet flushing - replace old inefficient appliances - schedule a free water-wise house call from your water company - encourage your neighbors, friends and council members to save water - there are new software systems that track your water use (similar to programs for energy use). Demand from your water company more information on your water usage.