MMWD – Water Conservation Resources -check them out!!!
MMWD is a public agency that provides drinking water to 185000 people in a 147-square-mile area of south and central Marin County. Their website has great information about reservoir levels, conservation techniques, rebates, and more.
Are you looking for ways to reduce your water use and your water bill? Through MMWD’s Conservation Assistance Program (CAP), you can find personalized water use consultations for your home or business. Click here for more information.
How much water do YOU use? Can you do Better?
Explore water conservation with the water use calculator from the Alliance for Water Efficiency
Tips from fellow Fairfaxians:
- Use a plate scraper instead of running water to scrape plates. This is huge!
- Keep a wash bucket in your sink. Use dirty water to pre-wash dishes. Save clean rinse water to use for wiping counters. (you also realize how much water goes down the drain when you collect it to make every drop count).
- Keep a large container in your shower to fill up waiting for the water to get hot. You can save 2 gallons of water per shower! Use it to flush toilets or water plants.
- Turn off your shower when soaping up. You can easily install a quick cut-off valve right at your showerhead. Seriously, it’s easy.
- ONLY run full laundry loads AND full dishwasher loads.
- Plant only drought tolerant plants. Use lots of mulch to retain moisture.
- Replace water guzzler toilets with low-flush. Still though, “If it’s yellow, let it mellow”. You’ll save 10-20 gallon of water per day per person.
Water Conservation in the Home Landscape
Marin Master Gardeners – Receive a free residential garden evaluation from a Marin Master Gardener. Get expert advice on water-wise planting and tips for a beautiful, healthy landscape. Click here for more info
Marin Water – Green House Call .Receive a free indoor efficiency evaluation from one of California Youth Energy Services’ friendly and professional young staff, plus free installation of energy- and water-saving equipment. To learn more, go to www.marinwater.org
Greywater Action A collaborative group of educators, designers, builders, and artists who educate and empower people to build sustainable water culture and infrastructure. Using water from sinks, showers and washing machines to irrigate plants is a way to increase the productivity of sustainable backyard ecosystems that produce food and clean water
The County of Marin provides information on gray water systems with a “Laundry to Landscape” pamphlet.