10 Tips That Will Help You Save Water and Money

Water Conservation for Your Carmel Valley Home

Water Conservation: Save Water and Money

We all know water is a renewable resource. But did you know, that the worlds supply of clean, usable water is decreasing faster than it can be replenished?

The average Carmel Valley San Diego community household family uses 127,000 gallons of water per year. Here are some simple tips on how you can help reduce that number and save water and money on your water costs while you do.

  1. Run your clothes washer and dishwasher only when they are full. You can save up to 1,000 gallons a month.
  2. Monitor your water bill for unusually high use. Your bill and water meter are tools that can help you discover leaks.
  3. When washing dishes by hand, do not leave the water running for rinsing.
  4. Replace your regular showerheads with low-flow showerheads. (Can save up to 230 gallons a week.)
  5. Replace your older model toilets with new ultra-low-flush models. (Can save up to 350 gallons a week.)
  6. Water your lawn and landscaping before dawn or after the sun sets when there’s less evaporation. Adjust your sprinklers so they don’t spray on sidewalks, driveway or street. (Can save up to 250 gallons a week.)
  7. Put food coloring in your toilet tank. If it seeps into the toilet bowl without flushing, you possibly have a leak. Fixing it can save up to 1,000 gallons a month.
  8. Use a commercial car wash that recycles water.
  9. Install an instant water heater near your kitchen sink so you don’t have to run the water while it heats up. This also reduces energy costs.
  10. When shopping for a new clothes washer, compare resource savings among Energy Star models. Some of these can save up to 20 gallons per load, and energy too.

Here in the Carmel Valley San Diego community, I have run into many residents that are highly interested in water conservation. It might have to do with the fact that we live so close to the beach and water is very much part of our lives, that we acknowledge that we have the ability to make a difference.

As a community we would like to remind others that there are many ways for you to save our precious clean water, and they all start with you. Remember the more water you save, the more money you’ll save! For more tips to save water and money check out The City Of San Diego Water Conservation Tips.

If you do happen to run into a problem,  LGE Prime Plumbing The Carmel Valley Plumber, is dedicated to providing plumbing, drain cleaning, install & repairs for all Carmel Valley Residents and San Diego County.

Luis Espana | Carmel Valley Community Contributor


Luis Espana is a current Carmel Valley resident and the proud business-owner of LGE Prime Plumbing. Born and raised in San Diego, Luis knew early on he was going to be a plumber. What he did not know was that his work was going to centered in one of the most community enriched areas in San Diego. This was the only location that he would come to decide was the best place to live and work for his family. Luis comes to share his experiences and tips for the local San Diego Carmel Valley residents.


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3 Responses to 10 Tips That Will Help You Save Water and Money

  1. Great Article!! I will definitely start using these suggestions!! It makes me feel a lot better about waiting longer to do my laundry too. I’m not being lazy, I’m just being a water conservationist right?! Hahah!!

    Thanks for the suggestions!

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