1. Upgrade to a new modern, water saving showerhead
Water saving showerheads have come a long way. Gone are the days of having to choose between a small selection of plastic, lackluster water-saving showerheads. Modern water-saving showerheads have made strides to become more stylish, sleek and suitable for any bathroom style. That means it’s easier than ever to find a water-saving showerhead that harmonizes with your current décor and your monthly water bill.
When browsing for new showerheads, keep an eye out for low gallons per minute (GPM) rates (2.0 GPM or less is ideal for water-saving), which will help you use less water while still getting a satisfying shower. Some showerheads have adjustable flow rates, so you can save the higher flow for when you need it—like rinsing shampoo. Others even have a pause feature, which allows you to reduce the flow while you suds up or shave. Ready for a new water-saving showerhead? | Shop FREE showerheads from Western
2. Add to your bucket list
Ok, it’s not really a list, but using a bucket can save you water! While it can be frustrating to wait for the water to warm up, a simple water bucket can make that interlude worth it by capturing the running water for later use.
The cold water you collect in your bucket can then be used around the house, especially watering plants. Remember, life’s too short to waste a good bucket list (or water).
3. Install subtle faucet aerators
Faucet aerators maximize your water flow, just like a water-efficient showerhead, so that less water goes down the drain. They do it by adding air which increases the force of the flow without using more water. Since faucet aerators come in a variety of finishes, you can find one that blends right in with your sink setup. Click below to grab some stylish (and free!) water-saving faucet aerators.
Faucet aerators maximize your water flow, just like a water-efficient showerhead, so that less water is wasted when faucets are running. They do it by adding air that increases the force of the flow without using more precious H2O. Since faucet aerators come in a variety of finishes, you can find one that blends right in with your sink setup. | Shop Western's selection of stylish and FREE water-saving faucet aerators
4. Tap Western's rebates for water-saving appliances
Newer appliances can save you more than just water. They can save you money in the long term too because they use less electricity, and Western offers significant rebates to help lower the initial purchase price. But don’t wait because Western’s rebate dollars could go fast. Buying and installing a sleek EPA WaterSense® certified toilet or clothes washer can reduce your water expenses and also upgrade the look of your home. As an added bonus, many water-efficient fixtures will also help you save energy! Don’t wait, Western rebates are subject to limited availability.
5. Garden with native or drought-tolerant plants
Extend your water savings to your landscaping! California native and drought-tolerant plants require less water than nonnative plants and bring style to your landscape. Our landscapes with style guide can inspire you to cultivate joy in your outdoor spaces. We offer eight different styles, from peaceful to lively, with each featuring proven plants thoughtfully placed to suit every taste. Start by taking our style quiz to see which option best suits you, then use our "plant by numbers guide" to help you easily create your perfect landscape.