Stage II Water Alert
2014 Drought Update
On January 17, 2014, Governor Jerry Brown issued a formal declaration of a statewide water drought and asking consumers for a reduction of 20% in their water usage. This drought declaration also triggered the Department of Water Resources to reduce the amount of imported supply, State Water Project (SWP) water, for our area. On average the District relies on SWP water and local surface water from Lytle Creek for approximately 20% of our supply to serve our customers, thus increasing the District’s reliability on groundwater. Over the years the District has been very proactive in maintaining and developing projects to ensure dependability on groundwater. For example, the District has installed various treatment systems to treat groundwater, has made modifications to the Baseline Feeder system to expand our supply in the San Bernardino Basin Area and has participated in groundwater replenishment in wet years. Despite this preparation, the District is asking its customers to partner with us to use water more efficiently to help ensure our supply for the future. The District currently offers a multi-faceted rebate program to help customers install water saving devices inside and outside the home. For more information on conservation tools and tips, as well as our rebate programs please visit our website at www.wvwd.org, or contact our Water Conservation Coordinator at (909) 875-1804 ext. 700.
Multi-Level Water Conservation Plan
The West Valley Water District has a multi-level water conservation plan that includes four stages of water conservation measures to minimize the effect(s) of a water shortage on the citizens of, visitors to, and the economic well-being of the communities we serve.
The District is currently in Stage II: Water Alert.
Stage I: Normal Conditions
During normal conditions, the District asks customers to water their lawns at night between 11:00 pm and 8:00 am, as well as implement water conservation practices within the home or business.
Stage II: Water Alert
Under a water alert, the District asks customers for a voluntary reduction of 10% of their water consumption from the previous year, and to water lawns and irrigate other large landscaped areas between the hours of 11:00 pm and 8:00 am.
Stage III: Water Warning
Under a water warning, the District asks customers for a voluntary reduction of 15% of their water consumption from the previous year. Large landscape users such as golf courses, nurseries, and publicly owned parks are asked to equip their irrigation systems with moisture sensor controls or drip systems to try and reduce consumption by 50% from the previous year.
Stage IV: Water Emergency
Under a water emergency, the District asks all customers for a voluntary minimum of a 20% reduction of their water consumption from the previous year. No water shall be used for construction purposes, and all agricultural water users shall irrigate only at times approved by the District.
For more information about conservation, please contact Amanda Kasten
at (909) 875-1804 ext. 700.