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Help Save Southern California

California is in trouble and it needs your help! SoCal has been in a drought and it’s just getting worse. Do your part and help save Southern California’s water!

What does it mean to be in a drought?

A drought is a long extended period with a deficiency of water. In the long run, a drought, or this particular drought could cause 2.2 billions of dollars and about 17,000 jobs lost in the near future.

Our bodies are made up of 50-75% of water and we as humans need to retain that every day. The human body needs to drink 8 cups of water a day. But imagine how much damage we’ll have if we can only have up to 1-2 cups of water at the most per day. It would be a nightmare.

That’s just one way we use water. Our culture uses water for majority of their daily lives and barely stops to think how precious it is. We need water to cook our food. We use water to make our world beautiful by feeding our plants and vegetables. We use water to clean ourselves, inside and outside, to make ourselves healthy and beautiful. And we use water for a lot more things, we just don’t notice it.

Here are a few things Calvin Clark (utility engineer) suggested:

1. Convert your yard to a California-friendly landscape. LADWP will give you $3/sq ft you convert as a rebate. This stops the unnecessary watering of lawns you see all over town. To find out more information, click here.

2. Install water-smart appliances in your house like dual-flush toilets and low-flow shower heads. Rebates exist for water efficient devices in your home.

3. Install rain barrels on your own property.

4. If you have a garden, install drip systems to limit water usage.

This doesn’t stop here either. We live in a creative society and there has to be endless ideas to prevent this upcoming drought. So do your part and be water smart!

 

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