A few water-saving resolutions for 2014

It’s been a busy 2013 for LCA, but today we’d like to take a moment to wish our customers a happy new year and invite you to make some resolutions to make 2014 a great year for water conservation. 

1.)    Check every water fixture for leaks – that means toilets, taps, and outside faucets, too. Even a little drip can add up to a big loss.

2.)    Try to do one additional thing every day that will save water. It might be not flushing the toilet (“If it’s yellow, let it mellow.”), not watering the lawn, or using “gray” water to irrigate your garden.

3.)    Teach your children about the value of water. We take it for granted, but it’s the key to life, and without conservation it’s going to become scarce.

4.)    When you’re washing fruits and vegetables, use a bowl full of water instead of rinsing them under the tap.

5.)    Turn off the water when you’re brushing your teeth, running it only when you’re rinsing.

6.)    Install water-saving toilets and low-flow showers and taps.

7.)    Install a rain barrel this year, and use it to supply water for your flowers and garden. Better yet install two.

8.)    Run the dishwasher only when it’s full, and do the same with the washing machine.

9.)    Take a shorter shower.

10.)  Don’t flush toxic chemicals or unused medications down the toilet.