Conservation is No Joke in Drought-Ridden California

The case for more drought-tolerant (and Firewise) landscaping has never been clearer. Hawaii is also suffering from drought conditions, so the lessons from California can certainly apply here. 

From the Source:

"Landscape irrigation accounts for more than 50 percent of water used by a single-family residence, according to Sarah Foley, deputy director of the California Urban Water Conservation Council.

'This is why so much effort is being made now on reduction of outdoor use,' she said in an email to Al Jazeera.

'That’s really the biggest area that needs to be changed,” said Brostrom, of the state’s Department of Water Resources. “It hasn’t been emphasized enough. People will think of taking shorter showers, but when sprinklers go off, they’re the equivalent of 20 shower heads in their yards.'" 

  Above: "Low-flow shower heads and shorter showers have been common for three decades."

Above: "Low-flow shower heads and shorter showers have been common for three decades."