Water Efficiency

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CURRENT WATER SHORTAGE STATUS:

YEAR-ROUND
WATER CONSERVATION BMP'S
STAGE 1
SHORTAGE WARNING
STAGE 2
MODERATE SHORTAGE
STAGE 3
SIGNIFICANT SHORTAGE
STAGE 4
SEVERE SHORTAGE
STAGE 5
CRITICAL SHORTAGE
STAGE 6
EMERGENCY SHORTAGE

Updated 10/22/2021

Learn more about the water shortage stages (CLICK HERE)

Am I over my water budget?

SMWD's monthly water budget provides you with the water you need for efficient indoor and outdoor living. If you've gone over your budget, take a look at the following tips and resources to help you.  

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SMWD Water Use Efficiency Team is here to help. You can start your troubleshooting with some quick DIY tools and videos provided on our Leak Detection page.

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Check your toilets

  

Request a consultation with a Water Efficiency Specialist; call us at 949-459-6593

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All residential customers have a customized water budget. Use this bill estimator tool to see if you exceed your Tier 1 (indoor) and Tier 2 (outdoor) limits.Water Budget Residential (JPG)

SMWD is here to help! 

  1. Indoor Water Saving Tips
  2. Outdoor Water Saving Tips

What Can I Do?

H20 Savings

Fill Up Bathtub Halfway or Less

12 gallons per bath

Fix Leaks

110 gallons per month

Install Sink Faucet Aerators

1.2 gallons per person per day

Install High Efficiency Toilets

19 gallons per person per day

Take 5-minute Showers

12.5 gallons per shower

Turn Off Water When Brushing Teeth or Shaving

10 gallons per person per day

Wash Full Loads of Clothes

15-45 gallons per load

Wash Full Loads of Dishes

5-15 gallons per load
For More Water Saving Tips Click on the Links: Smart Home H2O Guide, Save our Water, Alliance for Water Efficiency Home Water Conservation 101

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Deciphering your Irrigation Controller - Drip Maintenance & Troubleshooting - Rainwater Harvesting -Turf Removal

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Check out our new video on YouTube:

Harvest Labs: Drought Update - How to Care for your Landscape

What is a Sustainable Garden Feature?

Check out this 6 video playlist on our YouTube channel highlighting:

  1. RAIN GARDENS
  2. BERMS
  3. RAIN BARRELS
  4. SWALES & DRY CREEK BEDS
  5. MASON JAR SOIL TEST
  6. ROCK GARDENS

Questions? 

Contact us at 949-459-6593 or efficiency@smwd.com

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