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  • Turn off water when brushing your teeth, use water gun on hose to prevent from running. Switch to water conserving shower heads. Do a full load in washing machine. Fixing a leak Saves up to 600 gallons per month for every leak stopped
  • Gathering rain water through house gutters to a rain barrel Prevent over watering your lawns n garden so that fertilizers and chemicals wont run into streams and rivers. Reuses and filters graywater
  • Soilboxes have been used for greywater purification since 1975 with excellent results. The planter bed has to be well drained to prevent the formation of a water-logged zone in any part of it. Therefore, its bottom contains a layer of polyethylene "actifill" or pea gravel to provide effective drainage. A layer of plastic mosquito-netting on top of the actifill prevents the next layer of coarse sand from falling through. On top of the coarse sand is a layer of ordinary concrete-mix sand, while the top two feet consist of humus-rich top soil. Clay soils must not be used.
  • Mp rotators use 30% less water and distributes water slowly and evenly Computerized technologies- which could tell you if you have leaks or any problems in your irrigation system. Automatically turn off when its about to rain. Drip system- for landscape and agriculture fields.
  • Mulching- prevents runoff, holds water, it suppresses weeds. Helps add organic matter to soil. Drought tolerant plants which could grow with less water. Native plants Xeriscape- 7 steps to xeriscape. 1. water conservation 2. soil improvement 3. limit turf areas 4. use native and drought tolerant plants. 5. mulch 6.properly irrigate- 7. maintain your landscape
  • If you do wash your car at home with a hose put a nozzle on it to stop running water from hose. You can also put car on lawn Cheaper to own water bottle than to use wasteful plastic bottles
  • Giving farmers limited water amounts to irrigate their fields Giving specific times when you can water Putting water meters in all houses Water wars across California recycle gray water, rainwater violations/fees for not following guidelines
  • Water Conservation

    1. 1. Jose Zarate
    2. 2. <ul><li>Turn off running water </li></ul><ul><li>Take quick showers instead of baths </li></ul><ul><li>Fix leaks from broken pipes or leaky facets/ hose bibs </li></ul><ul><li>Switch to a washer machine or toilet that use less water </li></ul>
    3. 3. Re-using rainwater or runoff <ul><li>Proper amount of watering </li></ul>Install a rain barrel Raised flower beds
    4. 4. Graywater <ul><li>Greywater is washwater. That is, all wastewater except toilet wastes and food wastes </li></ul>
    5. 5. New Irrigation technologies <ul><li>Mp rotators </li></ul><ul><li>Smart controller </li></ul><ul><li>Drip systems </li></ul><ul><li>Micro sprays </li></ul>
    6. 6. How to conserve water in a landscape <ul><li>Mulching </li></ul><ul><li>Drought/native plants </li></ul><ul><li>Xeriscape </li></ul><ul><li>Preventing runoff </li></ul><ul><li>Less turf </li></ul>
    7. 7. How you drink/use water <ul><li>Water bottle </li></ul><ul><ul><li>takes nearly 7 times the amount of water in the bottle to actually make the bottle itself </li></ul></ul><ul><li>Washing cars or driveways </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Wash cars at carwashes which recycle their water </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Sweep driveway instead of washing it down </li></ul></ul>
    8. 8. New water restriction laws <ul><li>Water limitations </li></ul><ul><li>Days/ times when water can be used </li></ul><ul><li>Recycling water </li></ul><ul><li>Availability of water </li></ul><ul><li>Water meters installed to houses </li></ul>
    9. 9. Water Facts <ul><li>Oceans, seas, and lakes cover 75% of the earths surface </li></ul><ul><ul><li>The other 15% are deserts, polar ice caps, and mountains </li></ul></ul><ul><li>97% saltwater in oceans and seas </li></ul><ul><li>3% is freshwater </li></ul><ul><ul><li>1% percent is available for drinking /agriculture </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>2% is frozen in the polar ice caps. </li></ul></ul><ul><li>884 million people, lack access to safe water supplies </li></ul>
    10. 10. Water cycle