Are you ready to reduce your water footprint, but don’t know where to start? Rowland Water District is ready to help. We. Can help identify areas where you can increase efficiency, provide suggestions on small changes that can add up to big reductions in water use, and even help you warn rebates for projects that will shrink your water footprint.

FAQs

Are you ready to reduce your water footprint, but don’t know where to start? Rowland Water District is ready to help. We. Can help identify areas where you can increase efficiency, provide suggestions on small changes that can add up to big reductions in water use, and even help you warn rebates for projects that will shrink your water footprint.

Saving water may be easier than you think! This small test helps you look at household habits that can reduce your use. Check the box that best describes your water use in each of these categories, then check your score to see how water-wise you are.

Water Habits Rarely Occasionally Frequently
Take showers that last 5 minutes or less
Use less than a full tub when taking a bath
Turn water off while brushing your teeth
Fill a sink with water instead of running the faucet to wash up
Flush the toilet only when necessary
Use a broom instead of a hose to clean sidewalks and driveways
Use a bucket of water when cleaning your car
Use self-shutoff nozzles on hoses
Turn off faucets so they don’t drip
Place items directly in the dishwasher without rinsing them first
Run the dishwasher only when it is full
Use only full loads in washing machines

REBATES

Rowland Water District partners with Metropolitan Water District of Southern California to offer a number of rebates for both residential and commercial customers. This includes indoor and outdoor applications.

For a current list of available rebates and with the steps you need to follow to apply, visit SoCalWaterSmart.com.

REBATES

Rowland Water District partners with Metropolitan Water District of Southern California to offer a number of rebates for both residential and commercial customers. This includes indoor and outdoor applications.

For a current list of available rebates and with the steps you need to follow to apply, visit SoCalWaterSmart.com.

TIPS & TRICKS

When it comes to reducing your water footprint, small changes can add up to make a big difference. Here are some small tricks to save water.

OUTDOORS

  • Use drought-tolerant landscaping

  • Check sprinkler systems for leaks

  • Install aerator sprinkler heads

  • Replace your traditional sprinklers with drip irrigation

  • Only use a hose with an automatic shutoff nozzle

  • Use a broom instead of a hose to clean patios, driveways and sidewalks

  • Lower the water level in your pool to reduce water loss due to splashing

  • Only drain your pool when necessary

INDOORS

  • Check to make sure faucets are not dripping

  • Install aerators on all faucets

  • Check your refrigerator and ice machine for leaks

  • Run the dishwasher only when full

  • Thaw frozen foods in the refrigerator instead of using running water

  • Upgrade to a high efficiency washing machine

  • Only run washing machines when you have a full load of laundry

  • Install a low-flow shower head

  • Upgrade to a low-flow toilet