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IRWD Customers Reduce Water Use 17% in May

Following a winter that delivered less rain and snow in Southern California than expected, IRWD customers continue to do a great job of using less water. During the month of May, drinking water use in the IRWD service area decreased nearly 17% from May 2013.  The California State Water Resources Control Board uses 2013 as the base period for tracking water conservation throughout the state of California.

The 17% conservation figure that IRWD customers achieved in May becomes even more impressive when population growth is taken into consideration. When accounting for growth within the District boundaries over the last three years, water use in May 2016 is down by approximately 22% from May 2013.

IRWD continues to encourage and work with its customers to make conservation a permanent way of life in their homes, businesses and schools. The District offers many water use efficiency and recycled water programs that help customers save water and lower their water bills.

Some of the District’s ongoing initiatives to assist customers in using less water include:

  • Color Your World with Drought Friendly Landscaping – IRWD continues to fund turf removal rebate programs while many other agencies have temporarily or permanently suspended their turf removal rebate programs. Customers can do the work themselves and receive a $2/sq. ft. rebate or use the turnkey turf program, where a contractor does all the turf removal and drought tolerant landscape installation work from start to finish. More information available at RightScapeNow.com/
  • Interactive Turf Demo – Learn how drought friendly landscaping can help keep you within your monthly water budget. To view the demo, visit RightScapeNow.com/demo.
  • Residential Recycled Water Filling Station - IRWD operates one of southern California’s first residential recycled water filling stations, where customers can go 7 days a week to fill up with up to 300 gallons per visit of free recycled water for their landscapes.
  • Free Home Water Check-Ups – IRWD offers free on-site assistance to help customers eliminate leaks and reduce inefficient water use at their homes.
  • Water Insight Program – The District provides free water savings recommendations specific to each customer’s household or business. Customers may register for the Water Insight Program at irwd.waterinsight.com.
  • Water-Saving Rebates – IRWD provides rebates for many residential and commercial water-saving devices and products. Learn more and apply at RightScapeNow.com/rebates.

 

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