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!

In the Bathroom

In the Kitchen

In the Laundry Room

Lawn & Garden

Outside the Home

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