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Water Conservation

Current Status: Citywide Immediate and Extraordinary Water Conservation

1. Eliminate overwatering and all water run-off from property

You can:

Water your yard before 8:00 a.m. to reduce evaporation and interference from wind to save up to 25 gallons per day

Adjust spinklers to prevent overspray and run-off to save up to 20 gallons per day

Repair leaks and broken sprinker heads to save 20 gallons per day

Cut irrigation to 2 or 3 days per week to save up to 250 gallons per water cycle

Add 2 to 3 inches of mulch around trees and plants to reduce evaporation to save up to 30 gallons per day

Install a water-efficient drip irrigation system for trees, shrubs and flowers to save up to 25 gallons per day

Install a smart irrigation controller that automatically adjusts watering times for heat and rain to save 40 gallons per day

Replace a portion of your lawn with beautiful native and drought tolerant plants to save up to 60 gallons per day

2. Spend less time in the shower and install a low-flow shower head

You can:

Reducing your shower times by 3 minutes you can save up to 8 gallons per day

Reducing your entire family's shower times by 3 mintues can save up to 30 gallons per day

 

3. Check your water meter for leaks in and around your home

You can:

Identify and fix leaky toilets to save up to 50 gallons per day, per toilet

Identify and fix leaky faucets to save up to 20 gallons per day, per leak

Identify and fix leaks around your pool and spa pumps to save 20 gallons per day, per leak

 

 

Other Conservation Ideas in the home and yard:

Wash only full loads of clothes to save between 15 and 50 gallons per day

Run the dishwasher only when full to save up to 5 gallons per load

Use a broom instead of a hose to clean driveways and sidewalks to save up to 18 gallons per minute

Install covers on pool and spas to reduce evaporation to save up to 30 gallons per day

Ryan J. Alsop

Director of Government & Public Affairs

Long Beach Water

Brennan S. Thomas Administration Building

1800 E. Wardlow Road

Long Beach, Ca 90807

(562) 570-2314

(562) 570-2306 FAX