As a Realtor, I am always looking for new and innovative ways to help my clients save money and conserve natural resources. One of the most important ways to do this is by conserving water. Believe it or not, Californians use on average 196 gallons of water per day, but if we can simply be aware of how much water we use and make small adjustments that will help save over time. Here are a few tips on how you can REALLY save water and protect our planet…
Understand your water provider’s rules and restrictions
To know how much you can save, you need to learn how much you are currently using. Find information about understanding your water bill on the Find My Water Retailer Page by typing in your home address, and you will be able to find out your current usage charged, any new rules and restrictions. I am sure no one wants to pay $50 -$100 more for a running toilet bowl.
Find out more about free water saving devices available around you
Chances are, you are using more water in your home than needed. Valley Water offers free water conservation devices that can help you save water. Visit cloud.valleywater.org/shopping-cart to order your free gear and literature today! Such as showerheads, faucet aerators, toilet flappers…etc
Complete the DIY water wise indoor survey kit
You can refer to the DIY Water Wise Indoor Survey Kit online and complete the survey. This may require a little more of your time and effort, so you don’t have to complete the survey, but the directions from the Survey Kit can sure guide you on how to save water by making small adjustments.
Rebate program for landscape conversion
There are many water-saving rebates programs that may be applicable to you. The most common one would be the landscape conversion rebates. If you are planning to replace your green lawn with mulches or drought resistant plants, you will qualify for rebates by $/sf of your lawn size. You just need to apply, let the city come measure ahead of time, submit planning, and 4-6 weeks later, a check will be mailed to you for your new beautiful landscape design. Landscape Rebates – Up to $3000 for residential sites, $550,000 for multi-family sites In-line Drip Conversion Rebate – A minimum of 300sf of landscape area must be converted to in-line drip irrigation in order to qualify for Irrigation Equipment Upgrades Rebate – To qualify fora rebate, applications must purchase eligible hardware that totals a min rebate of $75.
— Source is provided by Valley Water
Author: Susanna Leung
Susanna Leung’s goal as a real estate professional with Haylen Group is to help her first-time home buying clients find that perfect home where their families can grow, thrive, and live their dreams in the United States. She applies her experience in remodeling, resource networking, negotiations, and advanced marketing to provide her clients with dedicated, full coverage service.