Southern California is a desert, which means we must import water from far away sources like Northern California and the Colorado River. And, as many of us know, the West can count on the occasional dry spell or even drought.
That makes every drop of water precious. We all must do our part to use water wisely.
* Consider native and drought-tolerant plants and grasses when making landscape choices and adjust watering to take advantage of the less-thirsty plants.
* Put a layer of mulch around trees and plants. Chunks of bark, peat moss or gravel slow evaporation.
* Check for and repair faucet leaks. A dripping faucet can waste several gallons of water each day - about 140 gallons a month.
* Install low-flow faucet aerators on all faucets. Some aerators can restrict flow to less than a gallon per minute.
* Retrofit or replace fixtures to new, water efficient models
The SAVE WATER, SAVE A BUCK program is a Commercial/Industrial Rebate program through the Metropolitan Water District of Southern California and the West Basin Municipal Water District to help business, industry and institutional water customers to save big bucks by saving water.
Replace items such as high efficiency washing machines , kitchen sprayers, and urinals, x-ray film processor recirculation water-pressurized brooms dual-flush toilets systems, and cooling tower conductivity controllers - and get money back!
If you're interested in your bottom line and saving water for our future, contact The SAVE WATER, SAVE A BUCK program at: 1-877-SAV A BUC (728-2282) or click here to go to the SAVE WATER, SAVE A BUCK website.