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Severe Drought Declared in California
In March 2015, the State Water Resources Control Board adopted and expanded emergency regulation as California faces a fourth year of historic drought.

Many areas of the State of California are currently in severe drought conditions impacting water to farmers, cities and the environment. Snow and rain levels are at record low levels and impact storage and water supply to Californian’s throughout the state.

Sativa Los Angeles County Water District is joining the State of California in calling on its customers to be more efficient with their water use. If each customer does their share to efficiently use the water we supply,  it will assist the District in working to provide an uninterrupted supply of water during this drought emergency.

Water is a precious natural resource vital to our health and welfare as well as the economy of the valley. Because our water supplies are limited, it is important that everyone use water efficiently.
 
Use water wisely every day!

For our residential customers, focusing on outdoor water use can result in substantial water savings. Saving water is the future California’s water supply!

Outside Conservation Tips 
  • Adjust your sprinklers
    • Up to 70 percent of residential water use goes to maintaining our yards. Is your irrigation system running every day? That’s too much! Repair leaking irrigation systems and reduce watering to three times per week, between 9 p.m. and 6 a.m. and watch the health of your yard improve
  • Check your system
    • Do a weekly check for broken or clogged sprinkler head and replace them right away. Make sure you are watering your yard and not the driveway or sidewalk.
  • Do you see water runoff from your yard each time you water?
    • It could mean the lawn needs aeration. When you aerate your lawn, you give the water somewhere to go besides down the storm drain.
  • Fix those leaks
    • A quarter gallon per minute leak, or just more than a drip, wastes over 10,000 gallons per month. A leaking flapper on a toilet also increases flows at the water treatment plant.
  • Plant drought-tolerant plants
    • Many of the lawns and plants we use are not intended for the unique climate in Los Angeles County.
  • Use a broom instead of a hose
    • Sweeping up rather than hosing off leaves or grass clippings not only saves water, but putting them into a green yard waste recycling container saves landfill space as well.
  • Get an adjustable hose nozzle with a shutoff feature for outdoor use
  • That way you can adjust the spray to meet your needs. Five minutes of an open hose running is the same as a 20-minute shower
  • Don't play in the sprinkler. Five minutes of playing in a sprinkler is the same as a 20 minute shower.
Inside Conservation Tips
Check out these water conservation tips and gardening tips to see how easy it is to save water and then make sure to share these tips with your family and friends.
 
Try these tips:
  • Do one thing each day that will save water.
  • Even if the savings are small, every drop counts.
  • Don’t let the water run while brushing your teeth.
  • Take shorter showers.
  • Try setting a timer for five minutes.
  • Tell mom and dad if you notice a drippy faucet.
  • Stop using the toilet as a trash can.
  • Every time you flush a small bit of trash down the toilet, you waste gallons of water.
  • Use one glass to drink from each day. This will cut down on the number of times your parents will run the dishwasher.
  • Wash your pet outside on an area of land that needs watering.
  • Keep a container of drinking water in the refrigerator.
  • Running faucets waste three to seven gallons of water per minute.
  • Finally, tell your friends and neighbors and ask your parents to help out.

Set a good example and see how many ways you can think of to help save water and protect the planet.

Check out these sites for more fun water saving tips:
 
http://H2ouse.org
http://www.epa.gov/watersense/kids/index.html
http://water.epa.gov/learn/kids/waterkids/kids.cfm