Even Lady Gaga is getting in on the act—the act to save water, that is. In support of the State’s drought-awareness program Save Our Water, international pop star Lady Gaga recently released a public service announcement (PSA) urging Californians to do their part (see her PSA at www.saveourwater.com).
“We’re thrilled Lady Gaga has joined the effort to Save Our Water,” said Mark Cowin, Director of the California Department of Water Resources (DWR). “Conservation has always been a Californian value, but in this drought regular conservation isn’t enough—we must take extraordinary measures to save water.”
Lady Gaga’s PSA is part of the State’s plan to reach out to Californians with the water conservation message. Another recent effort is the launch of the Don’t Waste Summer campaign, presented by the Association of California Water Agencies (ACWA) and DWR, in conjunction with the Save Our Water program. The campaign provides daily tips and news that can help water conservation efforts at home and at work.
Sign up for the e-mails with tips and news at www.saveourwater.com. Examples of daily tips include:
- Install a pool cover to reduce water evaporation by as much as 90 percent.
- Use mulch to help moderate temperature: It cools soil in the summer and warms soil in the winter.
- Water plants and foliage less frequently, but longer and closer to plant roots.
- Collect water while rinsing fruit and vegetables and use it to water houseplants.
Also, follow the campaign on Twitter and Instagram (#SaveOurWater) and on the Save Our Water’s Facebook page. Through these social media sites, you can watch videos, view photos, and read news and tips on how Californians and State businesses and organizations are conserving water.