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State of California Mandatory 25% Water Reduction: Easy Ways to Get Started

By now we’ve all heard of the mandatory 25% water reduction that was put in place recently by Governor Brown to help curb the inevitable truth that the state is running out of water faster than it can replenish it. With the little rain we’ve had this season, it’s hard to imagine how we’ll dig ourselves out of this pickle but there are simple solutions that residents and small business owners can implement now that will dramatically help the individual and the overall community to save a gallon here and there.


– Install low flow aeration devices on all faucets and sprinklers to minimize excess water.

– Tightening the nut on water faucet.

– Use a simple hour glass shower timer.

– Reduce watering times for gardens and lawns to shorter time lengths, more frequently to let water soak in and not run off.

– For businesses, install low flow toilets and no flush urinals.

– Use a pressure washer whenever possible to dramatically decrease water usage.

– Change filters on air conditioners.

– Change ice machine filters.

– Use a greywater filter on washing machines to divert water to plants and shrubs.

– Use a broom to sweep up loose dirt instead of washing away with water

Using these simple solutions along with plenty more will help save thousands of gallons of water per year that would otherwise be wasted. If you have any other suggestions on how to reduce water, please feel free to comment below 🙂