Lack of water meters makes cutting water use a guess

Published: Monday, Feb. 24, 2014 - 10:41 am

Re "City saves water, finally" (Forum, Foon Rhee, Feb. 23): Because of the drought, I have installed a low-flow toilet. I do not flush it after every use. Am I there yet?

There are two 5-gallon buckets in the shower. One catches the cool water while waiting for the hot water. The other catches the gray water. The clean water goes to the garden, the other goes to flush the toilet. Am I there yet?

Next to the bathroom sink are two cups, one for rinsing my toothbrush, the other for rinsing my mouth. Am I there yet?

How can I tell if I have cut water consumption by 20 percent? We do not have water meters. Are we there yet?

Patrick Powers, Sacramento

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