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Save Our Water Helps Californians Prepare for Dry Fall Season with Seasonal Water Conservation Tips

Californians Urged to Check Your Clock, Check Your Sprinklers

Save Our Water a partnership between the Association of California Water Agencies (ACWA) and the California Department of Water Resources (DWR) has launched a fall education campaign to alert the public about water conservation efforts throughout the upcoming, and likely dry, fall and winter seasons.

To help guide Californians into the cooler, fall months of California, Save Our Water is offering tips and ideas on its website, www.saveourh6o.org, on how to conserve water all season long including: changing your sprinkler schedule, investing in a rain barrel for water collection, redirecting rainspouts to capture water and more. The site also features in-depth information on how to keep established trees alive during drought, with special focus paid to helping trees transition from a dry summer to fall and winter. Tips, news and resources will also be featured on Save Our Waters social media channels utilizing the new hashtag #everydropcounts.

Its imperative for Californians to understand that even though we have started to see some rain this fall doesnt mean the drought is anywhere near over, said Mark Cowin, Director of California Department of Water Resources. Water conservation should be a daily, year-round habit for all of us regardless of a current dry or wet season.

Residents are also encouraged to Change Your Clock, Check Your Sprinkler with Daylight Savings Time ending this past weekend. Changing sprinkler timers, remembering to turn off sprinklers when it is raining and/or investing in a weather-based sprinkler systems will help to conserve. In the fall and winter seasons many localities cut back the allotted number of days they can water residents can check with their local water agency on additional watering restrictions.

Water Year 2014 ended as one of the driest ever and there is no reason to believe this year will be any better, said Tim Quinn, Executive Director of ACWA. Conservation is just as important as it was this summer; this fall and winter Californians need to remember that every drop counts.

Save Our Water has been connecting Californians to drought tips and news via its microsite, SaveOurWater.com, to help find ways to easily conserve at home and at work, every day. Californians can also visit the program's primary site (SaveOurH2O.org), or Facebook page, Twitter and Instagram accounts for more helpful water-saving tips and resources.

Governor Edmund G. Brown Jr. has called on all Californians to reduce their water use by 20 percent and prevent water waste. Save Our Water is a partnership between the Association of California Water Agencies and the California Department of Water Resources.



Association of California Water Agencies

Jennifer Persike

916-441-4545 or 916-296-3981 (cell)



[email protected]

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Dept. of Water Resources

Sue Sims, 916-769-4237

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