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WAYS TO SLOW YOUR H2O— MOORPARK — BELL CANYON — SOMIS — LAKE SHERWOOD

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DO A LITTLE TO SAVE A LOT

 

NOTICE:

Outdoor irrigation is NOT permitted during and 48 hours following measurable rainfall. Runoff is prohibited.

 

 

Water conservation measures suggested by bewaterwise.com you can use around your home include:

What You Can Do:

Fix household leaks promptly

Spend only 5 minutes in the shower

Wash only full loads of laundry and dishes

Turn off the water while you brush your teeth

Water your lawn 1-2 days a week instead of 5

Repair sprinkler system leaks and broken sprinkler heads

Use a broom instead of a hose to clean driveways and sidewalks

Water your plants in the early morning or evening to reduce evaporation

Use a pool cover to prevent evaporation and limit windblown debris

Turn off the water while washing your hair

How Much You Save:

Saves up to 20 gallons per day

Saves up to 8 gallons each time

Saves up to 50 gallons per week

Saves up to 2.5 gallons per minute

Saves up to 840 gallons per week

Saves up to 500 gallons per month

Saves up to 150 gallons each time

Saves up to 25 gallons each time

Saves 10,000 to 15,000 gallons each year

Saves up to 150 gallons a month

Visit Be Water WiseSave Our Water, & Ventura Gardening for more tips!

Use the cycle and soak method to water. Set your timer to water for 4-6 minutes at 4:00 a.m., 5:00 a.m., and 6:00 a.m. to ensure the water soaks into the soil rather than running off.

Group plants with similar watering needs in the same area. Mulch and add compost to soil to minimize evaporation and help soil absorb and store water.

Don’t use running water to thaw food. Defrost food in the refrigerator.

Collect the water you use while rinsing fruits and vegetables. Use it to water house plants.