Three Ways to Save Water Now

By Nancy Vogel

indoor water use reduction[1]Nobody knows how much rain and snow will reach California next autumn. A fourth consecutive year of drought is just as likely as a return to regular winter storms.

The people who manage California’s water systems must assume that next year will be dry, too, or they invite unmitigated disaster.

California survives on the water it saves. In a state that must store the runoff of wet years in order to get through the dry years, there is never enough water to waste.

If everybody in California did three things to save water, we’d collectively stretch supplies.

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