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Water Use Down 18.3% in November

 

During the month of November, IRWD customers used 18.3 percent less water compared to November 2013. The District's six-month running water conservation total stands at 18 percent, which is above the 16 percent total that was mandated for the District earlier this year by the California State Water Resources Control Board. 
IRWD customers have saved over 2 billion gallons of water since June 1st, putting IRWD 82 percent of the way toward reaching its water reduction goal, which must be met by February 29, 2016. Three months remain until the deadline for the District and its customers to achieve total water savings of nearly 2.5 billion gallons. 
IRWD continues to encourage its customers to find ways to save water during the winter by doing the following things:

 

  • Give your sprinklers a winter break - Turn off your sprinklers and let Mother Nature take over during the cooler, wetter months. At a minimum, sprinklers should be left off ahead of, during and for two days after any rainstorm.
  • Purchase one or more rain barrels - Put the rain falling on your property to good use, even days after any storms have passed. Rebates of $75 per barrel are available (Maximum of 4 rebates).
  • Color Your World with Drought Friendly Landscaping - Winter is a great time to install a drought friendly landscape. IRWD pays customers $2 per square foot for customers to replace their grass lawns with drought friendly gardens.
  • Purchase a Weather-Based Irrigation Controller - These smart controllers automatically adjust your sprinkler run times to match changing climate conditions and turn off your sprinklers ahead of and during any rain events. Rebates of up to $80 per controller are available for residents with less than one-acre of landscape.
For more information, please visit the IRWD Drought page. To find out which rebates IRWD offers to its customers, go to rightscapenow.com/rebates.
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