One of the common themes around the entire state of California over the past several years is drought. However, last winter Visalia experienced a wetter season than usual. The drought has caused the government to place a lot of restrictions on the use of water and any violation of these restrictions attracted hefty fines. With the wet season experienced last season, the government lifted a lot of these restrictions. But the residents of Visalia are yet to adapt to the change in the restrictions. New evidence suggests that since the restrictions were reduced in June 2016, the use of water by the residents of Visalia was still lower by 21.5% compared to June 2013 when the restrictions were passed. In order to maintain the conservation spirit shown by the residents of Visalia, their governor decided to make some of the restrictions permanent. Three of the restrictions that have now been made permanent are;
Lawn watering within 48 hours after rainfall
Ornamental fountains must recirculate water.
No watering of sidewalks and driveways.
Water conservation is recommended for you since it is working for the people of Visalia. Visalia’s Best Plumbing advises you to embrace good water conservation practices and put them to good use for one month. Develop a daily schedule to practice these water conservation habits If you practice them for over a month, the simplicity of these practices should encourage you to keep on practicing these water conservation habits.
The Easy Way To Conserve Water Salvage water. An often overlooked way to reclaim reusable water is to put an empty bucket with you in the bathroom whenever you want to have your bath. Here are two other top ways to reclaim reusable water;
Rinse fruits and vegetables over a pan. The pan collects the run off from the rinsing process.
Set up lots of water containers under your drain outlets.
Two ways to make a good use of the salvaged water are;
Use the water to wet your garden
Flush your toilet with it.
By making use of this saved water this way, you are able to save several liters of water every week. Be conservative in the use of the faucet. Most of the times, we let the faucet to keep running when brushing our teeth, shaving or washing our dishes. Why not turn on the faucet only when you want to use it and turn it off immediately you no longer need to use it. Though, this may likely mean that you will be using the handle more often. But it does not matter; it is the end goal that matters. Use timers when in the shower. The majority of us want to stay longer in the shower. However, this wastes lots of water. An effective way to save water is to reduce the period you spend in the shower. The best way I know is for you to take a timer to shower. This will help you to determine the exact time you normally spend in the shower. After determining this time, start practicing a reduction of 30 seconds for every time you spend in the shower. After practicing this time reduction technique for a few times, you should have been able to drastically reduce the time you spend in the shower and still have a decent shower for yourself. Practice full loading. This applies to the way you use your dishwasher or washing machine. If you normally wash whenever you wish, it is now imperative for you to wash only when you have a full stack of washing to do. In these modern times, there are lots of tools and household equipment out there that you can use to further reduce your consumption of water. If you want a professional opinion on which of these tools to use, contact our toilet repair Visalia service, Visalia’s Best Plumbing Company right away.