“Oh MY God! WE ARE IN A DROUGHT!” Is what our glorious Governor Moonbeam of California proclaimed yesterday and yes, we must as Californians cut the amount of water we use daily and try to save water.
It blows me away that this news is such gossip, so shocking to millions of Californians. It shocks me further that it’s just right now today that all these Californians are realizing that we should be conserving water, something I have been doing for five years!
Hello? Have they seen how empty our rivers, lakes and reservoirs are? Do blond bimbo True Religion wearing Californians not realize that we don’t have winter anymore?
I only wash my hair 2-3 times a week (Which saves shower time and it’s healthier for your hair) In general I take super fast showers, and I mean most people I know take long showers. Right there, that really helps save water.
I don’t wash clothes that are not dirty AND I drink mainly vodka instead of California’s sacred H20!
In my small mountain town we have had water restrictions for years! While the rest of California is dealing with pandemonium over not being able to wash their Lincoln Navigators or Lexus SUVS, we have been not washing our dirty Subarus and Jeeps. We water our yards when it is almost dark. We don’t wash down our driveways. Up here at over six thousand feet we try. I personally do not waste water one bit! My water bill most months is under fifty dollars a month, because I love to save water.
I never wash my car. People comment all the time on how dirty my car is and for years my answer is
“Yeah, I know. We are in a hundred year drought.” I don’t really care how many times people right wash me in the crust of dirt on my Subaru. I will just write, we are in a drought stupid, under it.
So, you may be asking, how do you help save that twenty five percent of water waste?
I have some tips for you on how to avoid wasting water.
1. Stop washing your car!
Do you really need to wash your car once a week or every two weeks or take it to a place to be detailed? To be completely honest when I see people washing their cars it makes me a little angry; especially when the weather forecast calls for rain in a few days. Washing your car wastes so much of California’s precious water supply. I literally get so angry and want to shout obscenities at people when I see them washing their car. It’s like Aqua Tourette’s.
2. Don’t wash down your driveway.
Now this seems like an easy one… Who washes down their driveway instead of sweeping or raking, you are thinking, right? Well let me tell you, my friend owns the restaurant next door to my house and maybe once a month I see him wash down his driveway, wasting so many precious gallons of water, and once again I get the Aqua Tourette’s. It’s not pretty.
3. Change out your water softener regularly. Make sure you buy a good quality water softener, or check out some reviews at waterfilterway.com/best-water-softener-reviews/ if you’re not sure which to get. You could even buy a water descaler instead! This will save you gallons of water a day and the water descaler is easy to install! My boyfriend just bought this Eddy Water Descaler and he loves it! This will save about fifty gallons of water a month.
4. Don’t let the faucet run while washing veggies. Fill a tub and just rinse your vegetables all together in it. Washing your veggies this simple way will really help you save water.
5. Don’t put a bunch of gunk down your garbage disposal. This is a big water waster. Compost what you can and trash some of it.
6. If you absolutely must water plants, water them very late in the evening before it gets dark. This way the water does not evaporate quickly and your plants get more use out of it.
7. Fix any leaky taps! This doesn’t even need to cost you much because most of the time all you need to do is replace a tap washer. Even if your tap only drips 10 times in one hour, it still wastes 182.5 liters in one month.
8. Don’t wash your cat! Seriously, I don’t give my cats bathes any more. They just stay dirty. Dogs on the other hand stink (In my opinion) Maybe wash your pets slightly less than before.
9. Turn off the water when brushing your teeth, shaving, etc.
10. Just don’t be a dumb dumb
Seriously, use your brain and think about your actions and what they doing to this state, this country and this world. Visit our lakes and reservoirs and see how low they really are before you break out the hose and wash the car.
I used to have this coworker who made the coffee in the morning.
She would put the water jug under the spout, turn on the water to fill the gallon jug and walk away for five minutes. This was recently when, yes, we were already in a terrible drought situation. This was not just a one time thing. She did this every day. Every day I would turn off the water and seethe and try my best not to get all Aqua Tourettes. Don’t be Lynda with a Y. Don’t be a dumb dumb. Try just a little bit to help California’s water situation since Mother nature can’t.
Like my blog? Pin me!