Water Saving Checklist California:


Use these simple tips daily to make conserving water in your home a habit.

  • Do not keep water running while shaving, brushing your teeth or washing dishes.
  • Only use the dishwasher and washing machine when completely full.
  • Do not use your toilet as a wastepaper basket.
  • Water your lawn in the morning or evening.
  • Do not use running water to defrost frozen foods.
  • Keep drinking water in the refrigerator.
  • Check for leaky faucets, pipes and toilets.
  • Take shorter showers or fill baths only 1/3 full.
  • Make sure your pool or spa is covered.
  • Use your garbage disposal less often.
  • Do not leave hoses or sprinklers unattended.
  • Make sure not to water paved areas.
  • Use a shut-off nozzles on your hose.
  • Step on your grass, if it bounces back it does not need watering.
  • Recycle water. Never put it down the drain; find another use for it.