SACRAMENTO, CA–(Marketwire – Jan 12, 2012) – With a recent state survey showing
California’s snowpack moisture at record-low levels, 2012 is off to a dry
– and unpredictable — start.
But the new year also brings new opportunities to make a difference in our
state’s water supplies by conserving. With just a few simple steps,
Californians can reduce water use inside and outside the home, adding up to
big savings overall. Some can even cut down on the workload at home.
“In California, the next drought is always just around the corner,” said
Timothy Quinn, executive director of the Association of California Water
Agencies. “Having enough water is critical to every aspect of our lives. We
must all do our part to conserve our state’s most precious resource to
ensure we have enough for future generations.”
Save Our Water offers these tips for saving water in 2012:
- Only wash full loads of laundry and dishes
- Turn off the faucet while brushing teeth
- Keep showers to five minutes or less
- Replace water-guzzling toilets with low-flow models.
- Turn off automatic sprinkler system during the winter months
- Water outdoors only when needed, and consider replacing grass with
low-water shrubs and flowers
- Use a broom instead of a hose to clean outdoor spaces
- Install aerators on faucets to slow the flow
This complete list, along other water-saving tips for inside and outside
the home, is available at www.saveourh20.org.
Launched in 2009 as a partnership between ACWA and the state Department of
Water Resources, Save Our Water aims to educate Californians about everyday
steps they can take to conserve water.
The program plans to launch a mobile application of its website,
www.saveourh20.org, in the spring that will allow homeowners to view
water-friendly landscaping ideas from their smart phones and mobile
For more ways to save and to learn more about the Save Our Water program,
visit www.saveourh2o.org or follow us on Facebook or Twitter. Save Our
Water is a partnership between the California Department of Water Resources
and the Association of California Water Agencies.