As of mid-May, 2015, more than two-thirds of California is still suffering from “extreme” drought while almost half of the state is in “exceptional” drought, the two most extreme categories according to the U.S. Drought Monitor. An executive order was issued calling for a mandatory statewide 25% reduction in urban water use. Californians have had to get creative and form new habits of water usage quickly.
sfwater.info, the site of San Francisco Water Power Sewer, has a section dedicated to practical water conversation tips at home (taking shorter showers, replacing old toilets, etc.); at the office (following a water conversation checklist, putting up workplace signage, etc.) , and with landscaping (attending special workshops, getting a water-wise gardening guide, etc.).
We don’t have control on when the drought will be over, but we – residents and visitors – can all get our feet wet (figuratively speaking of course!) with water conversation efforts!