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If it's Yellow, Mellow; If it's Brown, Flush it Down

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This week Mayor Tony asked Los Angelenos to take it easy with the long-ass showers due to the long-ass drought that we're in the midst of.

But when LAist was in college in Santa Barbara in the late '80s there was a drought up there that we remember quite clearly. Because of a year-long drought we were told not to wash our cars, water our lawns, and we were very sensitive about drippy sinks.

However there's one sign we saw at a party on Del Playa that we will never forget. Sage advice from hippies that might not agree to all sensibilities, but if you care about this city you will practice.

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If it's yellow, mellow; if it's brown, flush it down.

If each flush of even a low-flo toilet equates to 1.6 gallons, imagine the gallons and gallons of water you can save in your house in just one week if you too mellowed when it was simply yellow. Just sayin...

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