Droughts in California - How YOU can help!
Living in Southern California, residents are used to living in a drought ridden state. Water conservation throughout the long, west coast state is common throughout the entire year. Not just during fire season.
Owning property in California can be stressful. On one hand, you would like the area around your home (front and back yards, side areas, etc) to look well groomed and presentable. On the other hand, respecting the water regulations is also incredibly important for the safety of our state in case of wildfires.
How you can help:
- Avoid watering your yard within 48 hours of rainfall
- Do not wash your car without a shut off nozzle
- Fix any water leaks in or around your home, including leaky toilets
- Keep shower time to 5 minutes or less
- Turn off water while brushing your teeth or shaving
- Plant drought tolerant plants and trees around your home
- Use a broom or leaf blower to clean concrete and brick ares, instead of your hose
- Water your outdoor plants during cool times or day, early in the morning, or in the evening
Always keep any overgrown vegetation, or debris build up at least 30 feet away from your home. It will help potential fire damage to your home during fire season.