The City of Garden Grove is one of the few cities in Orange County to be a signatory to the California Urban Water Conservation Council’s Memorandum of Understanding (MOU) on water conservation. The City is responsible for developing and implementing 14 Best Management Practices (BMP’s) contained in the MOU for water conservation. Below are some tips that can save water and money.
The amount of water used for any particular reason is often determined by habit. Our showers, dish washing and cleaning activities often can be altered in small ways to save gallons of water over time. Here are some tips that can save water and money. And remember, talk to your friends and family about saving water. If everyone does a little, we all benefit a lot!
Make Every Drop Count
Water Used for Common Activities
|Brushing teeth||3 gallons a day|
|Shower||40 gallons every 10 minutes|
|Toilet||28 gallons a day per person|
|Washing machine||45 gallons per load|
|Cooking||5 gallons per day|
|Dishwasher||15 gallons per load|
|Hosing driveway||150 gallons|
|Washing car||150 gallons|
Not so common
Filling a swimming pool . . . 20,000 - 25,000 gallons