Drought is a word none of us want to read or here as Spring and Summer approach. Unfortunately, this year is the worst in hundreds of years. This means we are a critical stage in California. Certainly water rationing is ahead of all of us and fines for not meeting the requirements will be assessed to those is violation. This is not a drill, this year it is the real deal, we are in official drought status.
How To Save More Water
Taking steps to keep your water consumption in check is vital at this time. There are many things each family can do to make sure we have enough for the necessities; drinking, bathing, and washing dirty dishes. It seems anything beyond that in these conditions is, well, gravy!
Check around and in your home for leaks. If you find them, address them immediately. Some may be small fixes, some may be a bigger fix, but we are her to help in any way required. Dripping faucets are an easy fix. A new washer is usually the cure.
If you do not have water saving showers head nor low-flow toilets, now is the time to strike and replace the water guzzling versions with updated water-savers. They are inexpensive, and pay for themselves in the long-run. We have a variety of choices to help your family make the transition to water saving plumbing appliances. The difference in the performance is minimal, but the impact on water consumption and cost is very noticeable.
Spring is coming fast, which means some of you will be planting flowers and vegetables and fruit. Flowers add such happiness and attractiveness to a home, and really, just make people feel good! However, they require water to live. We do not have much to spare in California this year, so choose water-saving plants, those which require the least amount of water possible. Your local garden shop has a multitude of great things from which you and your family can choose.
Some vegetables require much more water than others. Swiss chard is drought resistant, as is rhubarb, (once established – but, remember the leaves are poisonous,) thyme, rosemary, and many others. You can get information on the internet with a full list of vegetables and some fruits which will require very little water. The patter in which you plant can also make a difference in how much water your garden will require. Doing research and visiting a garden center are recommended.
There are so many ways in which we can all work to make this seemingly intolerable condition, tolerable. We are here to help with all the plumbing methods which can aid in savings hundreds and hundreds of gallons of water in your home and on your property. All the additional suggestions are more work, but it is well worth having a water supply for the necessaries for your home, your neighbors, and all Californians.