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Top 10 Drought Tips

California Drought SERVIZ California relies on snowpack for a significant amount of its water. This snowpack officially ran out in May 2015. $700/foot acre 1.07 trillion During the current drought, farmers could make more money selling their water than their crops. Water is going for $700 an acre foot. Almond trees cover almost 1 million acres in California and require 1.07 trillion gallons of water every year to maintain. 1 year California has only one year's supply of water in its reservoirs. There are other sources such as groundwater, but it is not an ideal situation. $2.2 billion The drought cost California farmers an estimated $2.2 billion in 2014. 3 years 2 years %24 1 year 71% 46% 71% of California is in in Exceptional Drought, the highest designation. Extreme Drought HELP! SOS DROUGHT TOP 10 DROUGHT TIPS Follow these easy tips to save 25,000 gallons per year per person A tankless water heater can save 1000's of water by cutting down on "warm up" time. Use a low flow showerhead to save 15 gallons of water during a 10 minute shower. Upgrade to a high-efficiency WaterSense® 3 toilet and save 14,000 gallons of water a year. Install low flow aerators on your faucets and 4 cut your water usage by 40%! SERVIZ Save 5,000 gallons of water a year by using Energy Star dishwashers rather than washing dishes by hand. Fix leaks in your kitchen and bathroom to save 6. more than 10,000 gallons. Doing laundry, match settings on your machine to the size of the load, save 7,200 gallons. Use sponge and a bucket to wash your car 8 rather than a running hose, saving 3,360 gallons. Replace your lawn's grass with drought resistant plants to save 20,000 gallons. 8 Install a pool cover to prevent water evaporation 10 10 saving 20,000 gallons. Sources: Brought to you by • • • • • • SERVIZ Home Services On-Demand %24 %24

Top 10 Drought Tips

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As our rivers, lakes and reservoirs recede before our very eyes, it is becoming increasingly important to find ways to save water. Fortunately, there are dozens of ways to save this precious natural r...






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