#DroughtBusters: What are your water-saving tips for beating California's drought?
Jun 12, 2015 | 3:52 PM
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Christopher Weakley of Sherman Oaks is saving water during the drought by keeping an ear on shower time, with help from Green Day:
“I wanted to cut down on the time I spend in the shower, but using a timer was tricky. I'd set it for 3 minutes and when it rang I'd still have soap behind my ears. So I got one of these AquaAudio speakers, which connects to my computer with Bluetooth. Now, when I step into the shower, I hit the play button and lather up to "American Idiot" by Green Day, which clocks in at 2:54. (“I Believe in Love” from the "Mirror Mirror" soundtrack is another good one at 2:56.) I know exactly when the song is going to end, so I'm always done just in time."
Food writer Stephanie Weaver of San Diego and the website Recipe Renovator makes sure water does double-duty in her kitchen and bathroom. "I am capturing at least a gallon every day in the kitchen and the same in the bathroom," she said.