Governor Brown has issued a state-wide challenge: Conserve water. It's that simple. For Rialto, our target is 28% cumulative savings over our 2013 water usage. We are happy to report that for July, we exceeded our target and reached 29%! Thank you for doing your part to conserve water. On August 11, the City of Rialto declared a Stage 3-A Water Alert. Click the images below for more information.
HOW TO SAVE 28%
How many gallons of water is that? A typical Rialto household of four people has been using about 476 gallons of water a day for indoor and outdoor needs. (As of June 2015, our average of 119 gallons per person per day is higher than many cities. Ideally, we should be at 75 gallons per person per day.)
To reduce your household water use by 28 percent means saving about 104 gallons a day, or 728 gallons a week. How can you save that much? Easy. A little bit each day goes a long way. Look at these weekly savings:
- Turn off the faucet while brushing teeth or washing hands: 50 gallons a week.
- Reduce irrigation times to three times a week: 350 gallons a week.
- Take shorter showers: 175 gallons a week.
- Wash only full loads of laundry and dishes: 75 gallons a week.
- Install a smart controller: 75 gallons a week.
- Fix a leaking toilet: Save up to 500 gallons a week.