Posted by Lucy, a resident of the Danville neighborhood, on Jun 19, 2008 at 9:21 am
Here's a list of things you can also do from an article I found on sfgate.com:
Replace older toilets with high-efficiency toilets
For older toilets, use displacement bags, toilet dams or adjustable flappers to save water.
Install water-efficient shower heads that use no more than 2.5 gallons of water per minute.
Low-flow aerators in faucets can reduce water use and splashing.
While waiting for water to get warm or cool, put a jug under the faucet for use in other parts of the house.
Turn off the tap when brushing teeth; rinse using a cup.
When showering and washing hands, wet body, turn off water, apply soap then turn on water to rinse.
Fill the sink or a bowl with water to wash fruits and vegetables.
Keep a container of water in the refrigerator rather than running tap water for a cool drink.
Water less frequently, but more deeply.
Adjust irrigation controller according to the season - new controllers can adjust for actual weather conditions.
Check irrigation systems for leaks.
Opt for drip irrigation, which applies water more efficiently.
Select plants adapted to Mediterranean climates.
Group plants according to water needs.
Apply mulch to gardens; it helps maintain moisture in the soil.
Do not irrigate in the middle of the day; water tends to evaporate.
Source: East Bay Municipal Utility District