SH tells how to save 50 gallons of water a day

Courtesy of City of Signal Hill

The City of Signal Hill is asking residents to help prevent a water shortage by saving 50 gallons a day. It’s easy. Here’s how:

• Take shorter showers. Shortening it by five minutes can save 12 gallons. A family of four can save 48 gallons a day.
• Turn off the water when you brush your teeth. This can save five gallons with each brushing. A family of four can save 20 to 40 gallons a day.
• Go to the carwash. Carwashes recycle the water they use. This can save 150 gallons each wash.
• If you wash your own car, put a nozzle on the hose. This can save 50 gallons.
• Fix dripping faucets. This can save 20 gallons of water a day.
• Use a broom instead of a hose to clean your driveway, patio, deck or walkway. This can save 50 to 100 gallons.
• Replace old toilets. New toilets save two to four gallons per flush. The City has rebate forms for new toilets and will help you fill them out.

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