For years, California has struggled with getting sufficient rainfall, which has drove water rates to rise. So whether you’re committed to playing your part in California’s water conservation efforts or you want to avoid paying for an absurdly high water bill, then water conservation is key.
In addition to being more conscientious with your water use, here are some things you can do that will have a significant impact on lowering your water usage:
- Fix leaky faucets: A little drip is a big drop! In fact, a faucet that leaks at the rate of one drip per second can waster more than 2,000 gallons per year.
- Fix running toilets: A running toilet wastes a lot of water. We’re talking up to 200 gallons of water or more every day.
- Replace older toilets: Was your toilet manufactured and installed in the early 1990s? If so, odds are it doesn’t abide by the Energy Policy Act of 1992, which mandated a maximum flush volume of 1.6 gallons. Toilets manufactured before this law passed use 3.5 gallons per flush, which is nearly double the acceptable max.
- Install a tankless water heater: Unlike traditional water heaters, tankless water heaters heat your water on demand so you can enjoy hotter water faster (and for longer), significant energy savings and more!