Ways to Save Water!

 Whether you're a commercial customer or a home water user, you'll find useful information on this page!

Why Save Water

With a growing population and limited water resources it is essential that we conserve to the last drop. Water is too precious to waste! By doing our part we help the environment, preserve water for future generations, and save money and energy.

Design and Maintain Water Wise Landscaping

BeWaterWise-logoVisit the Family of Southern California Water Agencies' web site by clicking the logo to the left to learn how to create and maintain a beautiful garden with water-efficient plants that reduce your outdoor water use.

For specific water-saving measures that will reduce your outdoor water use, visit the links to this web site listed below.

  • Learn the optimum setting for your sprinklers by using the watering calculator and watering index and adjust your sprinklers to save water and money.
  • Visit the gardening guide to obtain comprehensive information that will help you to design an attractive garden that doesn't require a lot of water.
  • Want to replace a few plants in your garden? Here's a short list of great California native plants you can try in your garden.
  • By following these simple suggestions, you can maintain a water-wise landscape!

For other helpful outdoor water-saving measures, visit these sites:

Conservation Videos

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Other Ways to Save Water at Home

Shorten your shower

Which uses more water, taking a shower or a bath? You can check for yourself by plugging the tub when you shower to see how high the water comes when you're finished.

Water your lawn only when it needs it

When you walk on your lawn, do you leave footprints? If it's too dry to spring back when you walk on it, that means the grass needs water. If your grass turns a dull gray-green color, that's another indication it needs a good drink.

Run your dishwasher only when it's full

Your dishwasher will use the same amount of water whether you run it for a full load of dishes or just a few.

Select the appropriate water level for your laundry

Most clothes washers offer water levels for small, medium, and large loads of laundry. Use full loads whenever possible.

Don't let the hose run when washing your car

Wet the car thoroughly, then turn off the hose while you swab it with soapy water from a bucket. Use the hose again for a final rinse. A trigger nozzle is best because it turns off automatically.

Turn off the faucet

Letting the water run in the basin while shaving or brushing your teeth can waste one gallon per minute.

Install Ultra-Low-Flush toilets

If everyone in the United States flushed the toilet just one less time per day, we could save a lake full of water about a mile long, a mile wide, and four feet deep every day.

Sweep your driveway

It may be more fun to use water, but just five minutes of hosing will waste some 50 gallons of water.

Repair leaks

A single dripping faucet can waste far more water in a day than one person needs for drinking in an entire week. Leaking toilets cause more water waste than any other fixture in the home.

Programs to Help You Save Water & Money

We like to help our customers save water and money! Click on a link below to learn about the programs available to assist customers with the cost of installing water-efficient devices in their home or business. Once installed, water-saving devices can help you save water and reduce water bills for years to come. For this information and more, click a link!

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WALNUT VALLEY
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271 S. Brea Canyon Road
Walnut, California 91789
(909) 595-1268    
(626) 964-6551
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