On April 7, 2017, Governor Edmund G Brown Jr. ended the drought State of Emergency in most of California, while maintaining water reporting requirements and prohibitions on wasteful practices, encouraging and continuing making water conservation a way of life in California.
WVWD would like to remind our customers that despite recent rain, a majority of our water supply comes from groundwater basins which take longer to recover and are still at historic low levels. We need to continue to be efficient with our water use to be prepared for future droughts. WVWD has certified to the state that we have sufficient water supplies to meet current demand and planned growth for the next 3 to 5 years. As we continue to grow, WVWD is diligently pursuing new and additional sources of supply to ensure we have sufficient water available to meet future demand.
West Valley Water District Updates:
Conservation: A Way of Life
The District offers rebate programs, free conservation kits, community workshops, and free water audits to support customers in making conservation a way of life.
Stage II: Water Alert
On August 18, 2016 West Valley Water District’s Board of Directors adopted Stage II - Water Alert. These additional conservation measures are necessary to help the District meet a standard 15% reduction in water use the State is requiring. Under Stage II - Water Alert, water restrictions for all customers are as follows:
• Required reduction of 15% of their water consumption from 2013.
• All landscape irrigation is limited to 3 days per week; 10 minutes per station maximum.
• You may only irrigate between the hours of 6 pm and 8 am.
• Prevent water waste from runoff, breaks and leaks.
• Washing down of hardscapes is not permitted.
• Washing of automobiles must be done with a hand-held bucket or hand-held hose equipped with
a shut-off nozzle or device attached to it that causes it to cease dispensing water immediately
when not in use.
• If you have a fountain or water feature the water must be re-circulated.
• All leaks must be repaired within 48 hours of notification by the District.
• Swimming pools or fountains should not be filled after being drained.
• All restaurants and food establishments must only serve water upon request.
• Hotels and Motels must provide their customers an option of daily cleaning of linens.