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Water Saving Tips

Household Measures to Save Water Indoors
  • Install a low-flow aerator faucet and SAVE…2 1/2 gallons of water per minute.
  • The next time a plumber visits have them check your household water pressure. If it is over 80 psi, have a pressure regulator installed outside.
  • While waiting for the shower to warm up, catch the cold water in a container to use on outside plants.
  • Turn off the water while brushing your teeth or while shaving. Use a glass of water instead of running the tap when brushing your teeth and SAVE… 3 or more gallons of water per brushing.
  • Use the garbage disposal less and garbage can more.
  • Run only full loads in the washing machine and dishwasher. If you only have a few dishes, it’s better to wash them in the sink.
  • Clean vegetables in a pan partially filled with water rather than running water from the tap.
  • Re-use the water vegetable are rinsed in to water plants.
  • Keep a bottle of water in the refrigetator instead of waiting for the water to run could out of the fauset.
  • If dishes are washed by hand save water by filling the sink or dishpan with water rather than running the water continuously.
  • Don’t use the toilet as a trash can.
  • Change your old toilet with a new water-efficient model. Since 1994, that’s the only kind you can buy in California.
  • Select a high-efficiency clothes washer when replacing your old machine. Wash only full loads and SAVE… 30 gallons of water for each small load not washed.
  • Install a new water-efficient showerhead. It saves on hot water energy costs and stretches the availability of hot water for others.
  • If your automatic water softener recharges using a time clock, be sure it isn’t recharging too frequently and remember to turn it off when you go away for a few days.
  • At a restaurant, turn your water glass upside down if you don’t want water. This saves the water you don’t drink and the water used to wash the glass.

Tips to Save Water Outdoors
  • Set sprinkler timers to save money.Remember 80% of water is used on the outside. Turn down irrigation system.
  • Reduce watering times by one minute per cycle.
  • Water landscape in short cycles rather than one long one to follow the lawn to better absorb the water.
  • Make sure your sprinkler is placed so it only waters the lawn, not the pavement, dirt or sidewalk.
  • Clean driveways and sidewalks with a broom instead of the hose.
  • Replace your landscape controller with an ET based or Smart Controller.
  • Plant the Right Plants with Proper Landscape Design & Irrigation. Consider the trend towards Xeriscape™ and a more natural landscape or wildscape.
  • Use a bucket while washing your car and always use a hose with a shut off nozzle when rinsing and SAVE… 5 gallons of water per minute.
Residential Water Survey

A free Residential Water Survey Program is available to property owners and tenants within Palmdale Water District (PWD) service boundaries. To schedule a survey, please call 661-456-1001 and provide your name, address, and phone number. A PWD Water Use Efficiency (WUE) representative will follow up with you to schedule an onsite visit. It is important for the tenant/occupant to be present during the survey as it also serves as an education program. Apply today.

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