6 super simple tips for saving water

10:31 AM, Jan 17, 2014   |    comments
  • This could be what California looks like if it experiences a drought. Click through this gallery for tips on saving water now. (Wendell/Flickr)
  • Tip 4: Turn off the sink faucet when brushing your teeth. (SAUL LOEB/AFP/Getty Images)
  • Tip 5: Flush the toilet only when really necessary. As the saying goes, "if it's yellow, let it mellow, if it's brown, flush it down." (Christof Koepsel/Getty Images)
  • Tip 3: Turn off the shower when lathering up. (Memphis and 53rd/Flickr)
  • Tip 1: Turn off lawn irrigation. Only water distressed plants. (Paul Kane/Getty Images)
  • Tip 2: Did you know the average shower time is 10 minutes? Reduce your shower time by 50 percent to save water. (Christopher Furlong/Getty Images)
  • Tip 6: Only wash full loads of dishes and clothes, not partial loads. (Bryan Birdwell/Flickr)
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Warm, dry weather has led some to express concerns that California may soon experience a drought. News10's Walt Gray spoke with Daniel York, an assistant general manager with the Sacramento Suburban Water District, and got these tips for saving water.

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