The City of Sacramento has the cleanest drinking water of any city in California! Itâ€™s time to celebrate by protecting this high-quality resource instead of wasting it needlessly. Letâ€™s all party green together with these helpful tips:
- Write to the City and tell them to install your water meter today. Water meters have been called the â€œmost effective way to encourage sensible water useâ€ by The Guardian newspaper. We canâ€™t wait till 2025 (the lengthy timeline set for the actual installation throughout the city). We need to start conserving today. Think of this way: if youâ€™re a family of three, and youâ€™re doing your part to save a little water here and there, youâ€™re paying the same amount on your water bill as your neighbor who has a family of five and runs their sprinklers in the rain. Do it for the planet, and do it for your own water bill!
- Stop buying bottled water! A giant bottling company is about to move into town and set up a bottled water factory. In all likelihood, theyâ€™ll be pouring our delicious, pure tap water straight into those bottles and then charging you more than the City to drink it. Make your own bottled water instead: wash out empty applesauce jar; fill with tap water; drink. (Okay, maybe this doesn’t conserve water, but it’s good for the planet and keeps plastic out of the landfills, which keeps chemicals from seeping back into our groundwater.)
- Follow the rules! Karmaâ€”and Santaâ€”are watching. If you live in Sacramento, you should only be watering your lawn one day per week (even-numbered addresses on Sundays, odd-numbered addresses on Saturdays). Thereâ€™s water falling right out of the sky this time of year. You seriously donâ€™t need any more than that.
For more info on drinking water quality in Sacramentoâ€”and throughout the U.S., read the full report issued by the Environmental Working Group. Some interesting tidbits: Sacramentoâ€™s water quality ranks 18th in the nation, ahead of both Seattle and San Francisco. Riverside and San Diego, California rank among the lowest cities in the nation for water quality. If youâ€™re traveling there, fill up your applesauce jar in the drinking fountain at Sac airport before you go!