For many areas in California, 2013 closed as the driest year on record. The state of California has been in a state of emergency concerning water usage since January of 2014. The governor has called on all Californians to reduce their water usage by 20%.
These facts are terrifying, but not immobilizing. Tree Musketeers is launching a campaign to decrease water usage in daily life. Find out about the general campaign on the campaign page. We are approaching water conservation in a series of topics. For the second topic, we are focusing on caring for your pet in a water-friendly way.
- Use a water bowl with a filter so you don’t have to change out water as often.
- Use old water from your pet’s water bowl to water plants.
- Use dry dog shampoo that doesn’t require water for use.
- Use an on/off switch on your hose when giving your pet a bath.
- Wash your pet in an area of your lawn that needs water.
- When cleaning a fish tank, use the old water to water plants.
- Never put pet waste in the storm drain.
- Use artificial turf for your pet’s play area.
- Buy a pet that doesn’t require a lot of water, such as a tortoise or lizard.
- Use natural methods to clean your fish tank like snails and algae-eating fish, which will require less tank cleanings.
- Use water from heating up your shower to give to your pet.
- Feed your pet wet food instead of dry food to decrease their thirst.
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