Southern Californians live in a semi-arid region that must import about half the water we need, using 20% of the state’s electricity to bring water to our City. We must use our limited water supplies as efficiently as possible to lessen the frequency and impact of water shortages. Conservation is an important and easy endeavor we must all participate in to secure water for our future.
In Long Beach, tenants in multi-family units use 1/3 of the City’s water supply.
Many Long Beach tenants do not pay for water, but most pay for electricity and/or gas. Few know about the drops to watts connection—that it takes energy to pump, heat, treat, and deliver the water we use every day. For example, 75% of water used in the shower is typically hot water! By saving water, you can oftentimes save more money on energy costs than water costs.
How to Conserve:
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II. If you live in an apartment, condominium, duplex or triplex, click here for easy water conservation tips you can try on your own.
III. Don’t forget to read the “Six Simple Steps for Water Conservation.”
Additional Information & Resources
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