Water conservation is the most cost-effective and environmentally sound
way to reduce our demand for water. Using less water also puts less pressure on our sewage
treatment facilities, and uses less energy for water heating.
THE WATER AND ENERGY CONNECTION
Saving water also saves energy. 6.5% of the energy used in the state of
California is for pumping and treating water--in fact, pumping water
south (and uphill) in the State Water Project accounts for 2-3% of all
the electricity used in the state. And for your personal energy bill,
using less hot water saves on water heating. On the flip side, saving
energy and using alternative energy saves water--electricity production
from fossil fuels and nuclear energy is responsible for 39% of all
freshwater withdrawals in the nation.
WHAT CAN I DO?
There are many effective ways to conserve water in and around your home.
Look through this list for ways that will work for you.
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