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Precision sprinklers that mimic rainfall save about 500 gallons a month. Keep the grass longer and it will require less water.
Inside the house, a dual-flush toilet will keep 200 gallons a month from going into the sewer.
Using a dishwasher only when it's full - and the same with your washing machine - will avoid another 800 gallons a month going down the drain.
Finally, the Rancho Santa Ana Botanic Garden in Claremont is the perfect place to get ideas for re-landscaping your yard with drought-tolerant, native California plants.