With California experiencing the worst drought in hundreds of years, water conservation is becoming a hot topic across the United States. A few simple ways you can reduce the amount of water used in your household are: Water your outdoor plants and grass between the hours of 10:00pm and 6:00am to decrease the evaporation rate. Check your home frequently for small leaks in shower-heads, toilets and faucets. Also, equip your home with water-efficiency devices that are made to increase water conservation. While the appliances or tools may be expensive, your lowered monthly bills will offset the price. More here