Please Follow Water Use Best Practices All Year Round
CVWD always encourages wise water use and recommends using water wisely by following the best practices below:
No hosing of paved surfaces such as driveways, streets and sidewalks
Use a shutoff nozzle on all hoses
If decorative fountains are in use, they must have a recirculating water system
Fix leaks and broken sprinklers immediately
Ensure there is no sprinkler overspray or runoff
No watering within 48 hours after it rains
Restaurants only serve water to customers upon request
Hotels offer guests the option of not having linens laundered daily
Saving water can be simple with the most significant water saving opportunities on your landscaping. Customers should focus their attention on continuing to use Best Management Practices and by changing outdoor watering habits, including reducing outdoor watering by a few minutes, and fixing leaks or misaligned sprinklers immediately. CVWD has a number of other landscape resources on our Water Efficient Landscaping page.
More Water Efficient Tips
Water lawn and plants in the early morning hours to avoid water loss to evaporation and afternoon winds.
Turn off sprinklers on windy and rainy days.
Reduce your weekly watering schedule by one or two days (your landscape's needs may vary).
Give your automatic water system a "tune up" by fixing broken or misaligned sprinklers and ensuring your zones are timed correctly for the type of landscaping in your yard.
Replace high water using grass and plants with low-water using California friendly plants.
Run full loads in the dishwasher and clothes washer.
Do not hand wash vehicles; instead take your car to a commercial car wash that reuses the water onsite.
Free Water Savvy Kit
CVWD is partnering with customers to promote water-use efficiency. Customers can stop by our office to receive a free water savvy kit which can include a toilet dye tablet, toilet flapper, "FlushLess" water displacement bag, faucet aerator, and a hose nozzle.
Please stop by our office to request your free Water Savvy Kit!
Supplies are limited and available on a first come, first serve basis.
Fog refers to fats, oils, and grease that originate in kitchen households. When improperly disposed of, these items stick to the inside of sewer pipes and over time lead to a blockage. As well, flushable or disposable wipes that are flushed down the toilet will clog sewers and cause backups.
How Can You Help?
Do not pour FOG down the drain
Wipe pots and pans with a paper towel or napkin prior to washing
Pour cooking oil and grease into a container to store for recycling