Don't be a Water Waster! Follow these tips and help to save hundreds of gallons of water!

  • Install a low-flow showerhead, then take only 5-minute showers or 3-inch baths.
  • Install 1.28 gallon high efficiency toilet, which can save 52 gallons per day.
  • Catch water in a bucket or watering can while waiting for it to get hot. Then use it on plants, or pour into toilet bowl to flush.
  • Fix all leaky toilets, faucets, and pipes.
  • Do not use the toilet to flush trash.
  • Turn off the water when shaving, brushing teeth, lathering in the shower, washing dishes, or cleaning produce.
  • Run only full loads in dishwashers and washing machines.
  • Water your lawn no more than once a week, and operate automatic sprinklers manually. Water outdoors in the early morning or evening.
  • Use a bucket, sponge, and a hose with a shut-off valve, to wash your car.
  • Sweep (never hose) your driveway, patio and sidewalk.

Make Every Drop Count

Water Used for Common Activities

Brushing teeth 3 gallons a day
Shower 40 gallons every 10 minutes
Bath 20 gallons
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

Water Billing (714) 741-5078
Water Services (714) 741-5395
7:30 a.m. - 5:30 p.m. Mon. - Thurs.
7:30 a.m. - 5:00 p.m. Alternating Fridays
* Closed alternating Fridays

* Call Water Services to turn on or off the shut-off valve at the curb.