Your help is needed to avoid water shortages by limiting water use from 5 a.m. to 9 a.m. and 5 p.m. to 9 p.m. when the demand on our water supply is at its maximum. We are urging customers to refrain from watering lawns or irrigating landscaping during these times.
Water users’ efforts to conserve water have already resulted in a 20% reduction in water use from recent years and helped the situation from being worse. Please continue doing what you can to conserve and avoid using water, as much as possible, during the above “peak” hours. We ask that you continue to follow the suggestions from Governor Jerry Brown's executive order from April 25, 2014.
The executive order asks that all California residents refrain from wasting water by:
- Avoiding using water to clean sidewalks, driveways, parking lots, and other hardscape.
- Turning off fountains and other decorative water features unless recycled water or grey water is available.
- Limiting vehicle washing at home by patronizing local carwashes that use recycled water.
- Limiting outdoor watering of lawns and landscaping to no more than two times a week.
Calculate your home water usage with this free water use calculator from the Alliance for Water Efficiency, simply click the image on left. The Water Calculator automatically compares estimated water use against an average home and efficient home in the same region with the same number of residents. The Water Calculator also estimates the carbon footprint of household hot water use and helps identify areas where improved water efficiency may be possible.
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