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Water Conservation Tips

Updated March 10, 2014

Water conservation is extremely important. The City of Cerritos offers the following conservation tips:

  • Use sprinklers or hoses during off-peak hours, such as in the early morning or evening to reduce evaporation and interference from wind.
  • Use organic mulch around plants to reduce evaporation.
  • Adjust sprinklers to avoid watering homes, sidewalks or streets. Check your sprinkler system for leaks, overspray and broken sprinkler heads.
  • Run only full loads in clothes washers and dishwashers.
  • Avoid flushing toilets unnecessarily; dispose of tissues, insects and other similar waste in the trash instead.
  • Donít leave the water running when washing dishes, brushing your teeth or shaving.
  • Fix leaking faucets and save 20 gallons of water per day.
  • Wash your produce in a pan that is partially filled with water instead of running water from the tap.
  • Store drinking water in the refrigerator rather than letting the tap run to get a cold glass of water.
  • Use a broom instead of a hose to clean your driveway or sidewalk and save 150 gallons of water each time.
  • For fish owners, when you clean your fish tank, use the water youíve drained on your plants. The water is rich in nitrogen and phosphorus, providing you with a free and effective fertilizer.

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