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