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According to NASA, California has a mere 365 days left of their water supply. As the state goes into mandatory water rationing, there are things you can do to build up your own supply of water at home.
#1 - Use ice cubes to water house plants
Done drinking your iced water but still have cubes left over? Dump them in your potted plants. They'll water over time and keep your plants well-hydrated.
#2 - Give your car a dry wash
Try using a dry microfiber cloth or car-washing brush to get dust off the vehicle before resorting to water. You'll find that you can get most of the dirt off without much hassle.
#3 - Time your showers, avoid taking baths
Don't use your bath during a drought. Take quicker showers and set your shower head to a slower drip. Time your "regular" shower and try shaving off a minute each time to see how quickly you can get yourself clean. If you're really want to conserve, turn the shower off altogether while soaping up, then turn it back on only to rinse.
We hope these quick tips are helpful. For more ideas on water storage and conservation, check out Earthquake Supply Center's Emergency Water collection.
Article source: Newsweek
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