Thursday, September 20, 2012

Thursday's Thirteen: Save Water

I live in a dry arid area here in the central valley of California. We don't take water for granted here, especially not in a drought.
Photo by Janice Seagraves taken near Three Rivers CA

Here are thirteen ways to save water:

1. Even though it's fall it's still hot here so when kids want to cool off in the water, put a sprinkler out where your lawn needs it.
2. Don't run the water when you brush your teeth.
3. Don't water your lawn, or if you insist on having at least a semi green lawn then water twice a week.
4. Install low boy toilets to conserve on water (that's what we have).
4. Run the dishwasher only when you have a full load.
5. Wash your car in those places that recycle water.
6. Only wash full loads of laundry.
7. Buy water conserving appliances
8. Use the garbage disposal sparingly. Compost your vegetables instead to save on water.
9. Spread mulch around your plants to keep in the moisture.
10. Fix faucet leaks indoors and out.
11. Sweep patios and walkways instead of hosing them off.
12. Install a rain sensor on your water system so your sprinklers won't run during the rain.
13. Take shorter showers or use the buddy system. It's always fun to share.

Photo by Janice Seagraves taken at Huntington lake CA


Kimberly Menozzi said...

I'm happy to say I already do many of these. The buddy system, however, might not be too helpful for me. (We have a pretty small shower. LOL!)

Happy TT!

Jennifer Leeland said...

Ahhhh the buddy system....LOL! These are great Janice.

Alice Audrey said...

Sounds pretty much like my way of life. But then, I grew up in the Rockies. It's all dry.

Janice Seagraves said...

Hi Kimberly,

Yeah, hubby and I need a bigger shower too. :)

Hi Jennifer,

Thank you.

Hi Alice,

Yeah, I imagine these are used where ever it's dry.


Paige Tyler said...

Great tips!


My TT is at

Heather said...

sdFixing leaks not only saves water, but prevents rot and mold. My T13: Recently viewed

Heather Fowler said...

These are important tips no matter where you live -- we should all take care to conserve water.

Good tips, thank you!

Janice Seagraves said...

Hi Paige,

Thank you. *hug back*

Hi Heather,

That is so true. I never had trouble with mold until the last couple of years.

Hi Heather Fowler,

Your right. Water is a precious commodity and we should be careful with it.


Lee said...

We are in need of rain here, too. We had a few drops last week, but not enough to do much good, unfortunately.

It's either drought or flood...I'd love to see a week of good steady rain...then a little break, and then, some follow up...and so on.

One is allowed to dream of perfection! :)

Good post, Janice. Take care.

Janice Seagraves said...

Hi Lee,

Of course you are, and to dream of rain storms with enough time in between so the water can have to soak into the earth instead of running off.

I dream of that too and with it clouding up outside perhaps we'll have a rain. :)