In response to historic drought conditions and a state mandate to reduce water use, the Monte Vista Water District Board of Directors has declared a Significant Water Supply Shortage. The Board also authorized additional conservation program funding and staffing to assist customers in further reducing their water use.
Mandatory Water Use Efficiency Best Practice
Customers Must continue to meet year-round water use requirements, including:
- Water only before 8am or after 8pm (Recommended: Set irrigation timers for two 7 minute cycles, three a week
- No runoff
- No watering during or after rain
- Repair all systems leaks
- Use a shutoff nozzle to wash vehicles, or use car wash
- No Hosing down pavement
For more year- around water use requirement and information on how you can save water, visit www.mvwd.org
Report water waste at http://www.mvwd.org/FormCenter/Water-Conservation-5/Report-Water-Wasters-47
Customers who violate these requirements will receive one courtesy notice, followed by an official notice of violation, then fines of $50-$200 per violation and flow restriction. The District has consistently and actively promoted water-use efficiency and provided customers many educational and financial resources, including water-efficient device rebates, toilet distributions and direct installations, irrigation system retrofits and audits, garden classes, and more.
In the last decade, customers have responded admirably to the District’s call to conserve, reducing demand by more than 20 percent and exceeding the state mandate for achieving 20 percent reduction in urban water use by 2020.
The District is asking customers to go above and beyond the required restrictions. Customers should consider cutting their outdoor irrigation in half, taking advantage of the $2 per square foot turf removal rebate, and replacing toilets and clothes washers with the most efficient models (rebates also available).
To help customers achieve additional water-use reductions, the District will host a series of Drought Response Clinics at Chino Basin Water Conservation District, located 4594 San Bernardino Street in Montclair. Customers will have the opportunity to receive one-on-one assistance with program sign ups, rebates, and more.
Those in attendance will be able to participate in bilingual water use reduction classes and demonstration garden tours to learn more about water-efficient plants.
To learn more about the clinics and other water-saving programs available to District customers, visit http://www.mvwd.org/.
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