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15 Water Conservation Facts - TCS

Water 15 Conservation Facts With California in a severe and unprecedented drought, it's crucial to manage the gallons to fight the dry spell (and save money). Find out how through some surprising facts and figures. 2 Regions that provide about half of Southern California's water supply 30 Percentage of water that comes from Northern California (average) 25 Percentage of water that comes from the Colorado River (average) 2013 The driest year on record in the history of California. 97% of Southern California residents consider the drought serious. Source: 2014 survey of Southland residents commissioned by Metropolitan Water District. 300 BILLION $800 MILLION Estimated amount of water (gallons) being conserved annually through the reduction of outdoor-water use and smarter use of indoor water enough to supply San Diego and L.A. for an entire year. Amount of money (and counting) the Metropolitan Water District has invested in water conservation efforts since 1992. 170 MILLION Number of square feet of turf customers plan to remove, equivalent to 3,000 football fields 4,000 Estimated gallons saved per year by switching to a high-efficiency toilet. 840 Number of gallons per week one can save by watering the lawn one-to-two times per week rather than five. 150 Gallons saved each time when using a broom to clean a driveway instead of a hose. 50 Gallons of water saved per week by washing full loads of laundry and dishes 70 Average percentage of water used outdoors versus inside the home. 25 Gallons saved each time when watering plants in the morning or evening to reduce evaporation. 20 Promptly fixing household leaks can conserve this many gallons of water per day. Limiting showers to this many minutes saves up to eight gallons per shower 2.5 Amount of gallons saved per minute by turning off the water when brushing your teeth. BROUGHT TO YOU BY S TRIBUNE CONTENT SOLUTIONS

15 Water Conservation Facts - TCS

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Worked with Tribune Content Solutions & The Metropolitan Water District to produce an infographic outlining 15 ways to conserve water in the California drought


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