Lady Gaga joins the effort, you can too!

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Today's Tip | July 23rd, 2014

Sunset Magazine Plant Finder

Explore Sunset Magazine’s Plant Finder to find out what plants will flourish in your region of California.

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When giving kids a bath fill the bathtub halfway or less to save at least 12 gallons per person.

Jul 22nd, 2014 Fill Bathtub Halfway or Less
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If you have to use a hose make sure it has a shutoff nozzle. And be sure to use your hose sparingly!

Jul 20th, 2014 Use Hose With Shutoff Nozzle
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Use the shortest wash cycle for lightly soiled loads of laundry to save water and energy.

Jul 19th, 2014 Use Short Wash Cycles
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When washing dishes by hand, don’t let the water run. Fill one basin with wash water and the other with rinse water.

Jul 18th, 2014 Don’t Let the Water Run
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Let your lawn go brown by cutting back watering to only twice per month. Extraordinary drought calls for extraordinary measures. Join the effort!

Jul 17th, 2014 Brown is the New Green
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International pop superstar and five-time Grammy winner Lady Gaga has released a PSA asking Californians to join the effort & take extraordinary measures to Save Our Water. Read more here!

Jul 16th, 2014 Lady Gaga Joins The Effort!
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Keep a pitcher next to the sink to collect leftover water from around the house and use it on your thirsty plants outside.

Jul 10th, 2014 Recycle Indoor Water Outdoors
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Set lawnmower blade to 3 inches to encourage deeper roots to save 16 – 50 gallons per day.

Jul 8th, 2014 Set Lawnmower Blade
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JUNE 2014 1-15 | 16-30
JULY 2014 1-15 | 16-31
AUGUST 2014 1-15 | 16-31
SEPTEMBER 2014 1-15 | 16-30
OCTOBER 2014 1-15 | 16-31

Partner Spotlight

Sonoma-Marin Saving Water Partnership

“There’s a Drought On. Turn the Water Off.” So says the Sonoma-Marin Saving Water Partnership, a coalition of cities and water districts in Marin & Sonoma counties that banded together to send the message of water conservation. The partnership’s campaign was launched in January and its key themes of “saving money while saving water” appear on bus ads, signs at malls, in major newspapers and on the radio. The partnership also sponsored a “Drought Drive-Thru” in April where about 5,000 people picked up Drought Kits with water saving promotional items.

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