California is in the midst of a historic drought, but it’s a good idea to conserve water regardless of the conditions.

  • Diswasher
    Fill the dishwasher all the way
    When you fill the dishwasher fully before running it, you use less water and energy per dish. Remember to scrape remaining food off plates instead of rinsing them before loading them into the dishwasher.
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    Plug the Sink When Washing Dishes
    Plugging the sink or using a washbasin to clean up by hand can limit the amount of water that is wasted.
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    Say Yes to Showers
    Showers use less water than baths. Just keep an eye on how much time you spend lathering up in there.
  • Freezer
    Thaw Frozen Foods In the Refrigerator
    Running hot water over frozen foods to thaw them out wastes a lot of water. You’re better off defrosting them in the refrigerator overnight.
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    Turn Off Water When Brushing Your Teeth
    Shutting off the tap while you’re shaving or brushing your teeth means less water is wasted down the drain.
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    Avoid a Running Tap for Drinking Water
    Keep a pitcher of drinking water in the refrigerator instead of letting the faucet run until the water is cool.
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    Check Plumbing Fixtures for Leaks
    Small household leaks can add up to gallons of water lost every day. Find out how you can check your plumbing fixtures and irrigation systems during Fix a Leak Week.