SAVE WATER: SPRAY CHAMPAGNE
SAVING WATER TIPSI hear that Britain is in for a two week period of non-stop rain - Whereas here in LA we are in suffering from a very serious drought situation. We definitely need more rain here - So if your reading this in the UK please send some over and we’ll happily share some of our sunshine with you.Last Friday, following the lowest rainfall year in the state's 163-year history, and with the Sierra snow pack at 17 percent of normal, Gov. Jerry Brown called a drought emergency and asked California residents to cut their water use by 20 percent. So I started researching and looking at all the different ways we can help - We can all do a little bit right? even mending that leaky tap, we’ve been putting off for months can save 1500 gallons per month.My Top 5 Tips To Help Save Water.
If you have a garden, Irrigation sprinklers can waste so much water - make sure they are pointed directly at your plants, as trust me the sidewalk doesn't need watering. - If you have them set for 20 minutes in the morning - make it 10-15 mins instead - because its much cooler right now than in the summer months - your plants don;t need that much at the moment.
We actually just switched over to drip irrigation which uses 30% less water and irrigates throughout the day - So the earth stays moist all day as apposed to drenching and drying out! it’s good for the plants too.
2. IN THE SHOWER/BATH.
We all have our morning shower routine/ Ritual- try switching it up. A fun game I’ve started is by playing a song and seeing if i can get in and out by the time the song ends. - So taking a 3 1/2 minute shower - which is doable over a 10-minute shower will save around 12.5 gallons of water that is literally going down the drain. You can also change your shower head to a low-flow version , this helps save water too. Also if you take a bath don;t keep running it to keep warm - spend around 10-15 minutes soaking - don't top up with hot water - after that amount a time you start turning into a prune anyway.
3. IN THE SINK.
Did you know? Turning off the taps in the sink while brushing your teeth and shaving saves about 10 gallons a day.
4. IN THE LAUNDRY ROOM & DOING THE POTS.
Your washing - Don’t wash little nick-knacks - wash once your hamper is full up - This way you will do less loads of washing. Same with your dishwasher - Don’t run it till its full. - this also saves on detergent. We also just bought low-water washing machine that saves up to 16 gallons of water each time. One thing i found out is that you don’t need more water to make the clothes cleaner. in fact its the opposite - The longer the clothes have to sit in dirty water - Guess what? - makes sense right?
5. IN THE THE POTTY ROOM. Think about replacing a pre- 1990 toilet with a hi efficiency model and you can save close to 40 gallons A DAY. And in some cities you can get rebates for switching to hi-eff amenities. Visit http://www.wrd.org/conservation/ to see how you can save.
Come join us for a great big get together for the world cup screenings at Mixology 101 - daily planets at the farmers market. Tickets avail here http://worldcuphq.eventbrite.com for guaranteed reserved seating, entertainment giveaways and free drinks!!!!And I’ll leave you with one of my favourite sayings currently -
-----------------------------------------------------------------------------------------SAVE WATER - SPRAY CHAMPAGNE!Until next time….Craig
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