Saving Water is the Best Way to Deal With Drought and Preserve Water Supplies
The Governor's January Drought Emergency Declaration remains in effect in 2015 and includes a voluntary water conservation goal of 20 percent. The District supports water conservation for both environmental and economic reasons. Water conservation is the easiest, most efficient and least expensive means of dealing with the drought. Every drop of water you save is a purchase you don’t need to make. Every drop of water you save is water that remains in our wells. Every drop of water you save is water we don't need to import or recycle.
Water Conservation means different things to different people. For some, it means equipment or processes, such as water timers or water-efficient appliances. For others, it means human behavior, such as the length of our showers, whether we install water efficient appliances, if we leave the faucet running while we brush our teeth, or if we use a hose, rather than a broom, to clean our driveways.
The Water District supports water conservation in many ways: public education, school programs, grants for water-efficient materials and equipment, pilot/demonstration projects, rebate programs and our H2Owl mascot program. A major section of our website is devoted to water conservation at www.sgvmwd.org/save.