Conservation is Critical to Extending Santa Barbara County's Water Supply

Written by Brendan L. on Monday, 10 March 2014. Posted in Student Life

Conservation is Critical to Extending Santa Barbara County's Water Supply

On January 17th, 2014 it was declared that California was in a state of emergency caused by drought. California's Governor has asked all residents to reduce their water use. Santa Barbara County has joined the State in declaring a drought emergency and has asked for a 20% reduction in water usage.

Coinciding with the State's and the County's efforts, we ask you to please be mindful of your water usage. We appreciate your personal efforts in helping our community reduce our water use as a whole.

Here are some things to think about when you are using water, which can assist in our conservation efforts:

  • When brushing your teeth, don’t let the faucet flow. Use a glass of water for rinsing your teeth.
  • Wait until you have a full load of laundry before you do a load. You’ll save water, energy, and money for laundry.
  • One way to cut down on water use is to turn off the shower after soaping up, then turn it back on to rinse. A four-minute shower uses approximately 20 to 40 gallons of water.
  • Report any water related maintenance issues immediately to the Tropicana Front Desk. 

Together we can conserve and extend Santa Barbara County's limited water supply. 

 

About the Author

Brendan L.

Brendan is a UCSB graduate with a degree in Film and Media Studies. Brendan has lived at Tropicana as a resident, but has also worked in Residence Life as a Community Assistant at Tropicana Villas. He currently works as Tropicana’s Film and Social Media Cordinator; managing Facebook, Twitter, Google+, and many other social media accounts, in addition to filming and editing for Tropicana. Brendan enjoys living in downtown Santa Barbara, hiking local trails such as Inspiration Point and Jesusita, and taking photos.

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