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Whether you're a homeowner or professional excavator, if you're going to dig, you must call USA North - the one call center serving Northern and Central California and Nevada.

In addition to your personal safety and the safety of others, calling before you dig is about protecting the vital buried facilities that supply electric, gas, water and more to our homes, schools, facilities and businesses. 


Water Conservation Tips:

  • Monitor your water bill for unusually high use. Your bill and water meter are tools that can help you discover leaks.
  • Repair leaking faucets. Even the smallest drip can waste 20 gallons a day. When purchasing plumbing fixtures, look for the Environmental Protection Agency’s Water Sense label. This means they meet strict criteria for efficiency and performance.  
  • Insulate hot water pipes to reduce the amount of water that must run to warm up.
  • Refrain from using your toilet as a trash can for tissues, etc. Each flush can waste up to five gallons of water. A leaking (running) toilet can waste 200 gallons a day. Install low flow aerators and shower heads.
  • Turn off the water while you shave or brush your teeth and save up to 300 gallons a month. To save water and time, consider washing your face or brushing your teeth while in the shower.
  • Use only full loads for your dishwasher or washing machine. You can save up to 1,000 gallons a month.
  • Set a kitchen timer when watering your lawn or garden to remind you when to stop. A running hose can discharge up to 10 gallons a minute.
  • Clean the driveway and sidewalk with a broom instead of a hose to save hundreds of gallons of water.
  • Wash vehicles with a pail of soapy water and a hose with a trigger nozzle. Better yet, take your car to the car wash because they recycle the water.
  • Winterize outdoor spigots when temperatures go below freezing to prevent pipes from leaking or bursting. Mark the master water shut off valve in case of burst pipes.
  • Adjust your watering schedule each month to match seasonal weather conditions and landscape requirements. Water less frequently, more deeply, and in the early morning or evenings when temperatures are cooler to minimize evaporation. You may want to consider soaker hoses and drip systems for your landscaping.
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