Residential Water Conservation with CaliforniaFIRST

July 16, 2015

We'll support you with the financing you need for water-saving products and projects. Here are just a few outdoor water efficiency products eligible for our PACE financing that can help you conserve during the drought:

Did you know the average homeowner uses 60,000 gallons of water on his or her lawn per year, yet the average person only drinks about 15,000 gallons of water in his or her entire lifetime? A typical yard wastes as much as 50% of outdoor water through inefficient watering methods. Here are a few tips for saving water during the drought with CaliforniaFIRST PACE financing! Experience the difference of a water-saving yard:

Drought-Tolerant Landscaping

Use significantly less water with drought-tolerant landscaping. These products are designed to reduce your need to water outside, adding up to some serious water savings.

Artificial Turf

Did you know artificial turf can save you 55 gallons of water per square foot of lawn per year, plus cut down on 150 hours of lawn maintenance?

Permeable Ground Cover

Certain types of ground cover, including permeable pavers, walkways, and patios, help to control stormwater, reduce runoff, and improve water quality.

Greywater System

Greywater systems reuse the "grey" water in showers, washing machines, sinks, and tubs for use outdoors. These systems allow homeowners to reuse 50-80% of gently used household water (a figure based on average California household usage of 360 gallons/day). That adds up to between 180-290 gallons of water a day!

Drip Irrigation

Unfortunately, homeowners can over-irrigate their property by up to 60%. Drip irrigation uses perforated plastic pipes, installed on the ground near plants, to provide an efficient low-flow water supply. These irrigation systems are 20-40% more efficient than typical surface sprinkler systems.

Rainwater Catchment System

These systems collect rainwater that runs off the roof of a home. The water is collected in a storage tank and pumped out for either outdoor or indoor non-bathing purposes. The water, used to flush toilets, water outdoor plants, or wash the car, reduces the need for treated drinking water (which is what the typical home uses for these functions) by 30-50%! Rainwater catchment systems also save up to 50% on water bills. These water-saving products can help you fight the drought! Call us at 844-589-7953 or check your eligibility for our PACE financing today!