Water Saving Tips

How efficient is your existing equipment?

How efficient is your existing equipment?

  • Run the dishwasher only when full to save water and energy.
  • Install a water- and energy-efficient dishwasher. Save: 3 to 8 Gallons/Load.
  • Dishwashers typically use less water than washing dishes by hand.
  • If your dishwasher is new, cut back on rinsing. Newer models clean more thoroughly than older ones.
  • Soak pots and pans instead of letting the water run while you scrape them clean.
  • When washing dishes by hand, don’t let the water run. Fill one basin with wash water and the other with rinse water
  • If you accidentally drop ice cubes, don’t throw them in the sink. Drop them in a house plant instead.
  • Don’t use running water to thaw food. Defrost food in the refrigerator.
  • Plug the sink instead of running the water to rinse your razor. Save: Up to 300 gallons a month.
  • Install low-flow showerheads. Save: 2.5 Gallons
  • Take five-minute showers instead of 10 minute showers. Save: 12.5 gallons with a low flow showerhead, 25 gallons with a standard 5.0 gallon per minute showerhead.
  • Turn off the water while washing your hair. Save: Up to 150 gallons a month
  • Use the washing machine for full loads only to save water and energy.
  • Install a water-efficient clothes washer. Save: 16 Gallons/Load

February 10, 2016 – Mailed Card

 Dear Steve Nipper, On behalf of the American Cancer Society and our Santa Barbara Leadership Council, THANK YOU for donating your time and talent at the annual Making Strides Against Breast Cancer of Santa Barbara in 2015.  Our event would not be possible without your leadership and energy!

Your efforts will help the American Cancer Society do the most for those with breast cancer today and strive to find cures to end this disease.

Thanks again for making strides with us.  You truly made a difference!

Sandie Lewman, Justin Mendoza, Tammy Stocker, Cherry Post, Elizabeth Snyder, Alan Acosta, Gina Bifano, Amy Alzina, Danya Belken, Nancy Gourrison, Dr. Daniel Greenwald, Cathie Nelson, Gretchen Falvo, Lisa Winebrenner, Sandy Goe, Ellen Barger, Dr. Lza Presser Belkin, Debbie Darke, Amber Gonzales, & Michelle Gottwald