Water Conservation

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Saving Water Makes Good Sense

The average person uses 50 gallons of water a day. If obtaining water from a public water supply, your water bill lets you know that each drop wasted costs you money. Those of us who get our water from private wells are concerned about wells going dry. These simple tips can help us all save money and preserve the Redwood Coast's precious water supplies.

  • Turn off the faucet while shaving, washing up, brushing teeth, and washing dishes.
    • The average person uses 10.9 gallons of water from the faucet a day.
  • Fix dripping and leaking faucets and toilets.
    • A faucet leaking 30 drops per minute wastes 54 gallons a month.
  • Don't run the tap to make the water cold or hot.
    • Instead, keep a pitcher of water in the fridge.
  • Put a plastic jug filled with water in the tank of conventional toilets.
    • You'll save that much volume in water each time you flush.
  • Throw used facial tissues into the wastebasket instead of using the toilet as a wastebasket.
    • You'll save up to 6 gallons of water each time you don't flush.
  • Wash only full loads of dishes and laundry.
    • The average dishwasher uses 8-12 gallons each usage whether or not it's a full load.
  • Install water-saving plumbing fixtures.
    • A low-flow showerhead saves up to 7.5 gallons a minute.
  • Take shorter showers or fill the bathtub only partway.
    • The average person uses 15 gallons a day for bathing and hygiene.
  1. Brian Issa

    Deputy Director of Public Works - Field Operations

  2. Daniel Vit

    Field Superintendent

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