As a local plumber in Los Angeles, we know first hand just how difficult this historic drought has been for our community. Last year, we offered some drought tips to help you improve your water conservation. Unfortunately the drought still persists. Because we care about the environment and helping our customers save water and money on utility bills, we’ve come up with more tips to help save water during this drought. Feel free to call your local plumber in Los Angeles, JB Plumbing and Rooter, any time you have questions or need some advice.
Do Laundry and Dishes on an As-Needed Basis
You would be shocked at how much water you can save by wearing a pair of jeans or another item of clothing at least twice before doing a load of laundry. You can also wait to do a large load of dishes instead of running the dishwasher for just a few dishes.
Upgrade to a Water-Saving Toilet or Low-Flow Faucet
Many homeowners who have older toilets see a substantial difference in their water bills once they upgrade to a low-flush toilet. Installing a low-flow toilet or faucet is especially important during this drought season because most of the water in the bowl comes from our local fresh water supply.
Find Ways to Use the Last of the Water in Your Water Bottle
If you usually pour out that last ounce of water in your water bottles once it gets warm? Instead of pouring it down the drain, use it to water a houseplant, or pour it into your pet’s water bowl.
Use Re-claimed Water for Your Lawn and Garden
While drought season may not be the best time to use a rain barrel, you can use a rain barrel during the times of year when water is plentiful. Then store it in 5-gallon containers to use on your lawn and garden during the drought season.
Make Sure all Faucets are Completely Shut Off
Although it may not seem like a lot, dripping faucets can add up in the long term. When you take a shower or use the sink, be sure that the faucet is completely shut off when you are finished.