According to the California Department of Water Resources, California has a history of enduring 5-year droughts on a regular basis. The last one spanned from 2011 to 2016. The current dry spell began in 2020. That means we may have 3 more years of dry winters and hot summers ahead of us. It also means that water conservation becomes increasingly vital.
Because of these forecasts, residents in Yuba City and surrounding areas could be asked by Sutter County or the State of California to use less water. Getting into practice now makes it easier to apply conservation methods later — if we’re not already doing so.
Dental Water Conservation
When it comes to dental practices, water is necessary to maintain a clean and healthy environment, but the Yuba City Dentistry Group does our part to save water. We make sure to keep the faucets off when not in use. Although we use water to keep our drills clean and cool, and to rinse your mouth, we keep the amount used reasonably low.
Closer to Home
One of the most significant things you can do is turn off your faucet when brushing your teeth. Many people turn the water on as they start their routine, and then leave it on until they inspect their fresh, clean teeth before walking out the door. The Nature Conservancy, however, reports that a person can save eight gallons of water per day simply by keeping the faucet off while performing your daily routine in oral hygiene. With multiple people in the household, that number could expand to well over thirty gallons daily! Consider all the people in Marysville and Yuba City, and that’s a lot of water down the drain absolutely unnecessarily. Instead of keeping the tap on, use the handles for what they’re meant for. Turn the water on and off as needed.
If you have further questions or concerns, the Yuba City Dentistry Group is here for you via the phone, or you can use our online form. Together we can maintain the health of your teeth and gums despite any need for water conservation.