Earlier this year, Governor Jerry Brown declared a state of emergency throughout the entire state of California as a result of the worst drought the state has seen in centuries.
In fact, some rural areas within California are already running out of drinking water.
Since then, we’ve received a great deal of instruction, both from the state and from our municipal water companies, on conserving water.
While installing artificial grass is probably the most impactful step you can take to reduce your family’s water consumption, there are also quite a few day-to-day ways to limit your water usage:
1. Check all your faucets and pipes for leaks. A small drip from a faucet can be wasting as much as 20 gallons of water per day.
2. Install water-saving shower heads and faucets.
3. Set a timer on your phone to help you get in the habit of taking shorter showers.
4. Don’t let the water run continuously while brushing your teeth or shaving.
5. Hand wash dishes unless you’ve got a full dishwasher to run. And be sure not to let the water run unnecessarily between washing and rinsing.
6. Use a broom, not a hose, to clean your driveway and walkways.
And finally, most important of all…
7. Replace your natural lawn with artificial grass. This is, by far, the way in which individual households can make the biggest impact during the drought.
As a property owner, installing artificial grass is still one of the most effective ways to reduce water consumption. It cuts out water-guzzling lawn watering and eliminates the need for lawn maintenance – both of which offer property owners a big break on landscaping costs.
Also, did you know that by installing an artificial lawn you’re eligible for state and local programs that offer rebates and other cash incentives for installing artificial grass? Check out the Do-It-Yourself Easy Install Guide to learn how to install a synthetic lawn at your house.