10 Easiest Tips To Conserve Water


Water is essential to our every day lives and our supply is limited.  So please use water wisely.  If each of us changed our water use habits, we could save billions of gallons of water.  

Below are the easiest ways you can conserve water both inside your home and outdoors.  There are also high efficiency devices you can use that will save a lot of water and money.  A limited number of SoCal Water$mart rebates are available to Santa Ana residents for specific devices and products including:

  • High-efficiency clothes washers.
  • Weather-based irrigation controllers or “smart” controllers. These controllers automatically adjust for changing weather conditions, thereby reducing waste and runoff.
  • Rotating sprinkler nozzles. These nozzles apply water more slowly and uniformly to prevent over-watering and encourage healthy plant growth. They also use 20% less water than conventional spray heads.

For more information and other possible rebates, call 888-376-3314 or visit www.socalwatersmart.com or www.bewaterwise.com.

Indoor Tips

  1. Brush Efficiently. 
    Turn off the water when you’re brushing your teeth and save 3 gallons of water a day.
  2. Get Clean Quickly. 
    Spend only 5 minutes in the shower and save up to 25 gallons each time.
  3. Fix The Drips. 
    Repair your leaks immediately. This could save you hundreds of gallons of wasted water a month.
  4. Take On Full Loads.
    Wash only full loads of laundry and dishes and save 15-50 gallons for each load.
  5. Buy Efficient.
    Buy water-saving devices like high-efficiency toilets and clothes washers, and save many gallons per day.  Some of these clothes washers are eligible for rebates!  

Outdoor Tips

  1. Don't Over-Water.
    Water outdoors 2 days a week instead of 5 and save about 840 gallons a week.
  2. Choose the Right Time.
    Water in the early morning or evening to reduce evaporation and save 25 gallons a day.
  3. Control What You Need.
    Install a smart sprinkler controller that is weather based and save 40 gallons a day.
  4. Choose the Right Tools.
    Put down the hose and pick up a broom when you want to clean your driveway and sidewalks, and save 150 gallons each time.
  5. Maintain Your System.
    Check your sprinkler system for leaks, overspray and broken sprinkler heads and save up to 500 gallons a month.