We want to share some basic water conservation tips with landlords in California, who may be wondering how the current water shortage is impacting rental properties. As you know, we’re in a drought, so it’s very important to conserve water. These are some simple tips that will make a difference.
Start your conservation efforts with lawn care and exterior maintenance. Decrease watering your lawn by 25 percent and avoid unnecessary power washing of your property to help conserve water.
It’s very easy to update your fixtures while conserving water. You can install a low flow shower head and a low flow toilet as well. Doing this will help you save a lot of gallons of water.
Educating your tenants on how to conserve water is very important because they are the people who are using the water. Your tenants should know what to do to minimize the water they use. The easy way to help them is to direct them to the East Bay Municipal Utility website – ebmud.com. This site is full of free and helpful tips.
From what we know, the drought will likely be with us for a while. If you have any questions about what you can do to further conserve water, contact us at MSB Property Management.