Tips to Conserve Water in the Summer Months

By May 21, 2021 May 24th, 2021 Advocacy, Blog
conserving-water

By Johanna

As Californians, we look forward to the sunny months of summer and all the exciting activities that follow along. But with the fun comes the unwavering heat.

With summer temperatures often reaching the triple digits, our delicate water sources inevitably experience even higher demand than they do during cooler times of the year. This effect is exacerbated when the region gets fickle rain showers.

California is currently facing its second major drought within a decade. It is important for the state’s residents to come together to help tackle the current drought emergency and try to be more effective with our water usage.

Here are some simple ways everyone can try around their home to help with water conservation amid drought conditions:

 

Conserve Water When Watering Your Lawn and Garden

water-conservation-lawn-and-garden

Make sure to water your lawn and garden only when needed, not daily. When watering lawns, it is better to do deep soaks during cooler parts of the day.

 


The State of Your Water is in our hands. Support us today so that we may continue to advocate for 
water conservation and keep our coastal and inland waters clean.

Donate Today


 

Turn Off the Water When it is Not Needed

water-conservation-daily-hygiene

Easy ways to save water around the house include turning off the faucet when brushing your teeth, not leaving the hose running when washing your car, and even being more aware of how long the faucet is on while manually washing dishes.

Be Efficient with Washing Machines

water-conservation-with-washing-machines

Using your washing machines and dishwashers with full loads saves water and can also help you save on your energy bills.

Take Shorter Showers

water-conservation-when-showering

Try using a timer to make sure showers are short and efficient. Switching to low-flow showerheads helps save water and can help save money.

 


The State of Your Water is in our hands. Support us today so that we may continue to advocate for 
water conservation and keep our coastal and inland waters clean.

Donate Today


 

Reduce Food Waste

water-conservation-for-food-production

Food production is a huge source of water usage and shopping smart and reducing food waste is a subtle way to contribute to efficient water usage.

 

Plant California-friendly Plants and Trees in Your Garden

water-conservation-drought-resistant-gardens

Replace thirsty vegetation with native plants that are more drought-resistant and can live off the low levels of rainfall.

 

Fix Any Leaks in Your Home

water-conservation-fix-leaks

Water leaks in your home can waste thousands of gallons of water a year, hurting the region’s water supplies and the consumer’s wallet.

Learn more here about how water conservation aligns with our advocacy for clean water and sustainability!