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Learn How You Can Conserve Water

Learn How You Can Conserve Water

The Santa Clara Water District has a cool program for helping households save water, a few gallons at a time, which ads up to a lot of gallons over time. They’ve dedicated a site, Save20Gallons.org, to this purpose and it has everything from a water calculator, to tips to rebates and other money saving programs. Probably the coolest thing they offer (okay, besides the calculator, tips and rebates) is a free “Water-Wise House Call” where they, “can help you calculate your water use, teach you how to read your water meter, survey your irrigation system, and show you simple ways to save water both inside and outside the home.”

There are so many things we all can do to save a little water here and there, but it’s hard to figure those out on our own and then try to implement them. I think it’s so much easier when someone can come out and point to something and say, “If you just do x, every day, or every week, you’ll save water.” Sometimes it just takes a little direction to get us started.

California’s had a great water year, all our reservoirs are full-to-bursting, and we like it that way. But if you’ve lived here for several years (or your whole life) you know that the years without enough water can be devastating, so let’s keep those reservoirs as full as we can, as long as we can.

- Jocelyn Broyles

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3:19AM PDT on Mar 24, 2013

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8:10AM PST on Dec 6, 2012

good to know

6:30AM PDT on Jun 28, 2012

thanks for sharing.

12:32AM PDT on May 14, 2012

thanks for info

10:49PM PDT on Apr 19, 2012

Every drop counts. Just see how many drops you can save! I am saving a few gallons everyday!

11:35AM PDT on Oct 5, 2011

Control flooding and save water and our environment.
Flooding causes contamination and seeps into our ground water, drinking water, lakes, streams, and rivers. http://www.thepetitionsite.com/2/Put-america-back-to-work

5:06AM PDT on Jul 26, 2011

Thanks for the article.

11:30PM PDT on Jun 15, 2011

thank you again!

5:16PM PDT on Jun 8, 2011

love it!

2:43AM PDT on Jun 7, 2011

super

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