When Ventura Water challenged local residents to drive dirty cars this summer and show their support for conserving water, residents heeded our call, reveling in their filthy cars and showing support for reduced water use.
As the severe drought continues, we have a new challenge for Ventura! California and Ventura continue to be in an extreme drought, and as we move into autumn, our local water supply situation is likely to worsen. An extreme drought calls for extreme measures. So Ventura … how far would you go to save our H2O? What extreme measures would you take? We want to know!
Ventura Water is inviting our customers and all of Ventura to participate in the Extreme Water Saver Challenge. Ventura Water will award prizes to the most creative and efficient water savers who post videos, messages or helpful tips on the Ventura Water Facebook page.
Let’s get extreme! Keep driving those dirty cars, but let’s take our commitment to conserving water an extreme step further. Here are some ideas:
- Re-think your landscape. Do you really need all that water-guzzling grass? Consider ripping out your entire lawn and planting a beautiful garden with California native plants. Get creative. Get extreme!
- Re-think your laundry. How many times can you wear an article of clothing without washing it? Is your washing machine a water-efficient model?
- Re-think how you waste water without even realizing it. Is every drop of water in your shower being used to clean your body or wash your hair? Can you keep a few buckets in your shower to catch extra water, then find ways to use that collected water at home? If so, share those ways with us!
- Re-think the toilet. How about replacing all your old toilets with low-flushing models? To really go extreme, don’t flush every time. (A good motto: if it’s yellow, let it mellow; if it’s brown, flush it down).
- Re-think everything!
We hope everyone will join our Extreme Water Saver Challenge. Let the ideas start rolling in!