May - June 2010
Vol. 73 No. 3


Finding out about your water

Here's a set of questions for you to answer about your own water.

Where does your water supply come from? How much comes from local sources?

(The web site of the Water Education Foundation identifies the water sources for each California city with population over 10,000.

How many gallons per person per day does your household use? Click to Calculate your Water Footprint

Have you maximized the use of efficient fixtures in your home? Do you irrigate plantings as efficiently as possible?

Go to this web site of the California Urban Water Conservation Council to find water-saving opportunities throughout your home.

What is your water supplier's plan for gathering water-use data and reducing use 20% by the year 2020 or sooner?