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What are some simple tips for conserving water?

lt johnDrink more beer and less water, collect rain water from catch barrels, and if you live in the mountains near a spring you should try to set up some sort of system through that.

John Morefield
Ben Lomond | Motorcycle Mechanic

 

 

 

 

lt ravenYou probably already know this one, but I put a rock inside of my toilet so that when I flush it doesn’t use too much water. We could change the faucets that we use as well, just make them stop at a certain point.

Raven Sherman
Aptos | Bartender

 

 

 

 

lt lindaI save all my graywater into a bucket in the sink when I do my dishes, and water my plants outside because we won’t have any landscape watering this summer.

Linda Schutte
Santa Cruz | Retired

 

 

 

 

lt mary joWe harvest rain water from our gutters. We have a pipe that runs down and we buy 32-gallon trash cans and we fill them up. And we’re getting excited because we think we’re gonna get one more fill this Friday.

Mary Jo Marshall
Santa Cruz | Preschool Teacher

 

 

 

lt kimTake fewer showers, water your garden at nighttime as opposed to daytime. Shower with a friend.

Kim Krouskoups
Santa Cruz | Bartender/Waitress

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Matthew is a California native and has lived in Santa Cruz for 34 years. A sculptor, photographer, avid biker and professional disc golfer, he has played tournaments in more than ten states and is the winner of the 2002 New Zealand Championships. 

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