CA Drought Information


On April 1, 2015, Governor Brown issued Executive Order B-29-15 requiring the State Water Resources Control Board to impose water restrictions in order to meet a 25 percent reduction in potable urban water use. To get the ball rolling on this effort, the state water board recently drafted a proposed regulatory framework that categorized urban water suppliers into differ categories depending upon their water usage.

IID provides raw Colorado River water to seven city agencies, which then treat and distribute it to residents in the Imperial Valley. Contact your municipal water agency for information regarding your specific savings target/goal. Following are some general tips to help you save water.

 Indoors   Outdoors   
 faucet Install aerators on faucets  broom Use a broom to clean outdoor areas
 toothbrush Turn off the water when brushing teeth or shaving  shovel_mulch Use a mulch on soil surfaces to hold water
 bathtub Fill the bathtub halfway or less  mower Set your mower blade to 3" to encourage deeper roots
 shower Install a water efficient showerhead  drip_irrigation Install drip irrigation
 toilet Install a high efficiency toilet that's 1.28 gallons per flush  controller Install a smart irrigation controller
 dishwasher Run full loads in the dishwasher  drought_tolerant Plant drought resistant trees and shrubs
 washing_machine Wash only full loads of clothes  watering_can Water early in the a.m. or evening
 shower Take showers that are no longer than 5 minutes  sprinkler_adjust Adjust sprinklers to water plants, not driveways or walkways