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I hope ple to other C Fax: (916) 319-2108 If you have q alifornians. uestions or co do not hesita ncerns about DistriCt offiCe: te to contact water conserv me. ation, please 555 Mason Street, Suite 275 Vacaville, CA 95688 (707) 455-8025 Sincerely, Fax: (707) 455-0490 e-mail: Assemblymember.Yamada@assembly.ca.gov Mariko Ya Mada 8tH assemBly DistriCt WeBsite: Assemblyme mber, 8th Dis www.assembly.ca.gov/yamada trict assemBly WeBsite: www.assembly.ca.gov REV. 1/09 saving water indoors: saving water outdoors: * Avoid over-fertilizing your lawn. Fertilizers increase the need for water. Apply fertilizers * Never put water down the drain when there * Plant drought resistant trees and plants. Once that contain slow-release, water insoluble is another use for it such as watering plants established they do not need to be watered as forms of nitrogen. or cleaning. Use buckets or pots to capture frequently. * Consider using a commercial car wash that warm-up water from the shower, sink or bath. recycles water. If you wash your own car, * Water the lawn and plants in the morning or park on the grass to do so. * Verify that your home is leak free. Read your evening to avoid evaporation. water meter before and after a two-hour * Do not water your street, driveway or sidewalk. * If you have a swimming pool, consider using a period when water is not being used. If the new water-saving pool filter. Install covers on Use a broom to clean these areas. Position meter does not read the same, there is a leak. pools and spas to cut down on evaporation. sprinklers so water lands on lawn and plants, * Repair dripping faucets. this can save up to not paved areas. 20 gallons a day per leak. * Use a hose with a shut-off nozzle that can * Insulate your water pipes. You will get hot be adjusted down to a fine spray. turn it off at Water saving checklist: water more quickly and avoid wasting water the faucet to avoid leaks. Use these simple tips daily to make while it heats up. * Do not leave sprinklers or hoses unattended. conserving water in your home a habit. * Fully load the dishwasher and washing Your hose can pour out nearly 600 gallons of machines. If you wash small loads, be sure to water in two hours. * Do not keep water running while shaving, brushing teeth or washing dishes. adjust the setting accordingly. * Raise the lawn mower blade to at least 3 inches. * When washing dishes by hand, fill the sink taller grass holds water better. * Only use the dishwasher and washing machine when completely full. with soapy water. then quickly rinse under a * Use mulch to retain moisture in the soil. slow-moving stream from the faucet or fill the * Do not use your toilet as a wastebasket. second sink with rinse water. * take shorter showers or only fill the bathtub * Water your lawn in the morning or evening. 1/3 of the way full. * Rinse vegetables in a filled sink or pan instead * Do not use running water to defrost of under running water. * When adjusting water temperatures, turn the frozen foods. water flow down instead of up. * Do not use running water to defrost frozen * Keep drinking water in the refrigerator. foods. Use the microwave or leave food in * Flush the toilet less often. throw tissues and * Check for leaky faucets, pipes and toilets. the refrigerator overnight. other such waste in the trash. * Store drinking water in the refrigerator instead * Check your toilet for leaks. Put a few drops of * Take shorter showers or baths filled only 1/3 full. of waiting for tap water to cool. food coloring in the tank. If color appears in * Use the garbage disposal less. Disposals the bowl without flushing, there is a leak. * Make sure your pool or spa is covered. require a lot of water to operate properly. * Replace or repair your toilet handle if it sticks. * Use your garbage disposal less. this will prevent the water from running * turn off the water while brushing your teeth. constantly. * Do not leave hoses or sprinklers unattended. Use a glass of water for rinsing. this can save * Make sure not to water paved areas. several gallons of water each day. * Place a displacement bag, brick or plastic bottle in your toilet tank. this will reduce the amount of * Use a shut-off nozzle on your hose. * When shaving, fill the bottom of the sink with flushed water without reducing toilet efficiency. water for use when rinsing. * Step on your grass, if it bounces back it * Install an ultra-low-flush toilet. this can cut the does not need water. * Install water-saving shower heads or flow amount of water that goes down the drain about * Never put water down the drain; find restrictors. 50% of each flush. another use for it.