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  Save Water, Save the Earth! Due to the Stay-At-Home Order issued by Governor Gavin Newsom, many individuals may be using more water at home than usual. We encourage you to continue saving water to save our beautiful Earth! If you haven’t taken advantage of the rebates offered by SoCal Water$mart, be sure to check them out at www.socalwatersmart.com. Replacing an appliance with a high-efficient model will not only save hundreds of gallons of water per year, but lower your monthly water bill, too! Here’s a list of simple ways to conserve water in your home: In the Bathroom Reduce your shower time to only 5 minutes. A fun way to do this is by choosing one of your favorite songs that is 5 minutes or less and hop out of the shower before the song is over. Turn off the faucet while lathering your hands in the sink. Turn off the faucet while brushing your teeth. While water for the shower to heat up, place a bucket in the shower. Use the captured water to water your plants. Use a cup of water to rinse your razor while shaving. Check your toilet tank for leaks by adding food coloring to the tank. If the toilet is leaking, color will appear in the bowl within 30 minutes. In the Kitchen Run the dishwasher only when the washer is full. If using water to boil, or cook pasta, save the remaining water for your landscape. Use a squeegee to remove excess food instead of pre-rinsing. Soak stubborn pots and pans instead of letting the water run while you scrub them. Use leftover ice cubes to water house plants or place in your pet’s water bowl. Keep a pitcher of water in the refrigerator to avoid running the tap until the water runs cool. In the Laundry Run full loads. Re-use towels. The towel you use to dry after your shower does not need to be laundered after each use – you can hang it up and re-use it instead. If needed, use size cycles. If you are not running a full load, most washing machines have a size option to use less water for fewer items. Follow us on Facebook, Instagram, and Twitter for more water saving tips! Facebook – www.facebook.com/centralbasinmunicipalwater/ Twitter – @CentralBasin or www.twitter.com/centralbasin Instagram – @CentralBasin or www.instagram.com/centralbasin   To read more about building good water saving habits in response to COVID-19, please visit: https://www.sustainablewaters.org/two-birds-with-one-soap-how-to-fight-covid-19-and-build-good-water-saving-habits/  
Posted by kelsey.coleman  On Apr 02, 2020 at 10:22 AM