As 2021 begins, many of us are looking forward to better days ahead. The new year also presents an opportunity for people to get a fresh start by beginning new habits.
One resolution you can make for 2021 is to Commit to Conserve water! Reducing your water use is a great way to protect our water supply and ensure we have water for the future.
A number of projects inside and outside your home can significantly reduce water use. These include converting lawns to desert-friendly landscaping, upgrading irrigation systems with smart controllers and replacing older washing machines and toilets with high-efficiency models. To encourage customers to invest in water-saving devices and turf conversions, Indio Water Authority offers rebates that can add up to thousands of dollars! For more information, visit www.IndioWater.org.
Even small changes to routines can add up to significant reductions in water consumption over the course of a year. Remember to run washing machines and dishwashers only when full. This reduces the number of cycles needed, which saves water in the long run. Another easy way to cut back on water use is by taking shorter showers. Reducing your shower time by one minute a day will save hundreds of gallons of water each year.
If you’re looking for a New Year’s resolution to create a better 2021, remember to Commit 2 Conserve!