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Fight the drought and save money with these easy tips

Posted on by on 15th January 2015 with 0 comment

Culver City has certainly benefited from the recent storms in Los Angeles. All you have to do is look at Baldwin Hill; it’s transformed from dry landmass to green goliath in a little over a month.

But that doesn’t mean we’ve beat our historic drought just yet. In fact, experts predict we’ll need consistent rain for over a year to pull out of this dry deficit. While every Angeleno has a responsibility to conserve water, we should be able to do it without extreme inconvenience.

Indeed, by following these tips, you can save H2O and slash your monthly water bill at the same time.

Install efficient fixtures

Increasingly, high-performing, low-consuming water fixtures are becoming the norm among households, especially in progressive Los Angeles. Residents replace the old, wasteful models with newer, efficient counterparts. Low-flow toilets, for example, use about 1.5 gallons per flush, which marks a significant reduction in water. Older toilets use up to 6 gallons. Meanwhile, efficient showerheads cut water consumption by up to a gallon per minute.

Take shorter showers

Speaking of the showers, sometimes the old, tried and true methods are most effective when it comes to saving water. It may not sound very helpful, but taking shorter showers can go a long way. You have to look at the big picture. Reducing time in the shower by a couple minutes every day over a year amounts to a significant savings, especially if the whole family participates. Meanwhile, you’ll start to notice a dip in your monthly water bill as well. It’s a win-win!

Consider replacing wasteful appliances

This tip isn’t for everyone, as buying new appliances just isn’t a reality for all residents. However, some would argue that the long-term savings of energy and water-efficient appliances off-set the costs up front. Tankless water heaters are a great example. They come with a big price tag, but over time you make up for the investment given the savings on your water and energy bills. Installing them is affordable as well. For a quote, just call the best plumber in Culver City. Joseph Davidson’s team of skilled experts can swap out your old tank for the new, efficient model, whether you live near Sony Pictures Studios or along Washington Boulevard.

Use greywater

This tactic should appeal to everyone, as it comes at no cost to you, and it represents plumbing hack that anyone can do. All you need is a little creativity. The term ‘greywater’ refers to the re-use of shower or faucet water for your yard. Most people collect runoff in the shower in a bucket, while some siphon off excess from the washing machine through a hose. Either way, the result is the same. You keep your lawn hydrated and fresh without using any additional water.

Lay down turf in the yard

Watering the grass consumes untold gallons of water. Even with Culver City’s restrictions in place, residents still use more H2O than our state can afford. One alternative many people consider is replacing grass with turf. It resembles grass but requires far less water to keep it alive and thriving. In addition to saving money on your bill, you no longer have to worry about the health of your lawn.

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