State of California's Conservation as a Way of Life
Water conservation is a way of life in the desert due to limited water resources. Much of the State of California experiences regular periods of drought and as such the State of California has adopted a conservation framework to reduce water waste statewide.
- Water Use Efficiency (ca.gov)
- 2018 Water Conservation Legislation (ca.gov)
- Urban Water Use Efficiency Standards, Variances, and Performance Measures (ca.gov)
Water Use Data is collected by the State to measure progress to meet the State's goals. Hi-Desert Water District has long been a leader in the effort to reduce water waste. See how we measure up on the Objective Exploration Tool below.
Tips for Customers to Reduce Water Waste
- Water conservation is important to protect our water resources and reduce the amount of water we need to purchase to recharge our groundwater basin.
- Summer watering hours begin June 1 through September 30. To reduce water waste and evaporation, customers may only water no more than 3 days a week, before 9 a.m. and after 5 p.m.
- Fix leaks right away - little leaks add up quickly.
- Don't let the water run when you are brushing your teeth or washing dishes.
- Replace old plumbing fixtures and household appliances with low-water use options.
- Avoid washing driveways, sidewalks, parking lots, and/or building exteriors with potable water.
- Use a hose shut-off nozzle on all garden hoses.
- Cover your pool to avoid excessive water loss due to evaporation.