The average person uses 50 gallons of water a day. If obtaining water from a public water supply, your water bill lets you know that each drop wasted costs you money. Those of us who get our water from private wells are concerned about wells going dry. These simple tips can help us all save money and preserve the Redwood Coast’s precious water supplies.
»Turn off the faucet while shaving, washing up, brushing teeth, and washing dishes.
»Fix dripping and leaking faucets and toilets.
»Don’t run the tap to make water cold or hot.
»Put a plastic jug filled with water in the tank of conventional toilets.
»Throw used facial tissues into the waste basket instead of using the toilet as a waste basket.
»Wash only full loads of dishes and laundry.
»Install water-saving plumbing fixtures.
»Take shorter showers or fill bathtub only part way.
»Raise your lawn mower cutting height.
»Use a pool cover.
»Use mulch around shrubs and garden plants to save soil moisture.
»Wash cars less frequently.
»Sweep sidewalks and steps rather than hosing them.
»If your community allows watering, water lawns and gardens on alternate evenings instead of every day.
»Keep fire hydrants closed.
The California Urban Water Management Planning Act (AB 797, 1983) of the California Water Code (Div. 6, Part 2.6) requires that each urban water supplier prepare, adopt and update (once every five years) an Urban Water Management Plan (UWMP). This Urban Water Management Plan (UWMP) for the City of Eureka (Eureka) has been prepared in compliance with Assembly Bill 797 of the 1983-1984 Regular Session of the California Legislature (Water Code Section 10610 et. seq.). The City of Eureka is currently in the process of promulgating a Demand Management Measure (DMM) program to comply with the Water Code Section 10631 (f) and (g) requirements.