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Get ready for the drought! Learn how to use less water, both indoors and outdoors.

Severe drought, worsened by climate change, is ravaging the American West, intensifying wildfires and threatening our lives and environment.

With reservoir levels at historic lows, we all have to do our part to conserve water during this serious emergency.

Please do what you can to save water! Here are our recommended resources about simple actions you can take to reduce your water use.



Here are some recommended actions you can take to save water:


  • Take shorter showers

  • Turn off faucets whenever you can

  • Install low-flow faucets and showerheads

  • Use an efficient clothes or dishwasher

  • Track your water with a calculator or smart sensor


  • Water plants just enough

  • Check for leaks and fix them promptly

  • Use a smart irrigation controller

  • Install greywater or rainwater systems

  • Sweep driveways, don’t hose them


Here are some tips to help you save water from our Green Change community. 

We invite you to take some of those actions and use less water!

Would you like to share a green tip with our community? Submit your tip here.


Read more about conserving water from these trusted sources.


Here are some local resources to help you reduce your water use:

Marin County


East Bay

San Francisco

South Bay

Bay Area



This page was created by members of the Green Change Network and our partners. Thanks to all our contributors!

Editors: Fabrice Florin, Lily Cohen, Bridget Mazzini, Marilyn Price

Researchers: Al Grumet, Tom Flynn, Delores Heeb

Photo: Vinoth Chandar , Flickr

Videos: Water — Use It Wisely, YouTube

To contribute more info or report an error, please email us. We will update this page periodically, based on your feedback.

For more climate actions, visit our Living Lightly page. Go green with us!

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