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Personal Water Conservation

Individual efforts to use water more efficiently
can collectively make a big difference.


Low-flow shower head – Image credit epa.gov

Transcript of the Audio Podcast:

California residents’ efforts to conserve water provide inspiration for all… on this CurrentCast.

Many areas of California and the American Southwest are in the midst of one of the worst droughts in recent history. The lengths they’ve gone to conserve water are important lessons for everyone facing a water shortage.

Heather Cooley, Director of the water program at the Pacific Institute – a nonprofit research group – says community efforts to recycle stormwater or recharge groundwater are important. But individual efforts to use water more efficiently at home can make a difference too.

Cooley: “We can be getting rid of our old, water-wasting appliances, our old toilets, those old inefficient shower heads, and dramatically reduce our water use.”

As California residents can attest, when it comes to saving water, every drop counts!

Rain garden – Image credit USDA NRCS South Dakota

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