Despite rains, drought worsens
Two-thirds of CA is now in “extreme drought,” compared to one-quarter of the state three months ago. And whereas three months ago none of CA was in “exceptional drought,” now one-quarter of the state is in this condition.
Drought Tip: Spray inside your “mellowing” toilets
I’ve found spraying my “mellowing” toilet with a few squirts of Citrus Magic Stain and Odor Eliminator (an enzyme-based product) extends how long I can go between flushes. I find the spray in the pet department at any big box store. It prevents any lingering odor!
Also, I keep a 5-gallon bucket in the kitchen. I do my dishes in a dish pan, and then empty the dish water into the bucket. Depending on how dirty the water is, and what kind of soap or cleaner I’ve used, I use the water on fruit trees in the yard or to flush the toilet.
Hope this helps others think outside of the bucket!
- Submitted by Ali from Arizona
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