7 Ways Californians Can Save Water

Culver City Homeowners InsuranceThere are a variety of ways in which you can do your part and conserve water. With California’s worsening drought, it is imperative that we take matters into our own hands and eliminate wasteful water use. Compiled are 7 ways you can save water around the house and make a difference:

  1. It is important that you regularly check your house for leaks. Faucet and toilet leaks waste gallons of water. These are easy fixes that can make a big difference. Check for toilet leaks by adding food coloring to the tank, and check for color in the toilet bowl 20 minutes later. No color means you’re in the clear! You can also check your water meter to spot out any hidden leaks.
  2. How much water do you waste while you’re waiting for the water to heat up? Insulate all of your water pipes to eliminate the wait period for hot water.
  3. If you’re still one of the many Californians taking a 30 minute shower, it is time to make some changes. Each minute you reduce from your typical shower time makes a significant difference. The California drought would appreciate if everyone saved bath time for special occasions only and shortened their shower time.
  4. While many people think that hand washing their dishes saves water, an energy efficient dishwasher actually utilizes the most water, when you wash full loads of course. Despite common habit, it is unnecessary for you to rinse your dishes before loading the dishwasher.
  5. Likewise, only use your clothes washer for full loads.
  6. Make sure to set your timer so that the lawn is watered in between the hours of 4:00am and 10:00am. This will allow the soil to utilize an optimum amount of nutrients.
  7. Most importantly, refrain from running water at any time. This includes when you wash your face, when you brush your teeth, etc.

ISU-Wissink Insurance encourages all Californians to conserve water and save our beautiful state. Contact ISU Wissink Insurance today for all of your Culver City homeowners’ insurance needs.