Happy Earth Day! We have all seen the signs around town about “When in Drought” and know that we have water use restrictions in place. What better way to celebrate Earth Day in San Diego County than to take time to consider how to reduce our water usage.
Inside our homes we can switch to low flow toilets and showerheads, as well as high efficiency washing machines. We can regularly check toilets and faucets to make sure they are not leaking. Of course, reducing the amount of time we shower and turning off the faucet while brushing our teeth can also contribute greatly.
As a homeowner, there is another way to reduce water usage — to switch to watersmart landscaping. The San Diego County Water Authority and its member agencies are partnering with the Metropolitan Water District of Southern California to offer FREE training classes this month and next on WaterSmart landscaping. The classes introduce a holistic approach to landscape design and maintenance that emphasizes water-use efficiency. Click here to learn more!