Conservation – Planning for a Sustainable Future
Liberty Apple Valley customers are encouraged to use water responsibly in an effort to voluntarily reduce water use by 10 percent, compared to 2013 usage. Liberty Apple Valley is working closely with customers to help them meet their conservation goals. To learn more about our conservation rebates and programs, click here or call our conservation team anytime at 760-247-6484.
As a reminder, the California extended its emergency drought regulations on Feb. 8, 2017, and current state law prohibits the following actions that waste potable water:
- Using potable water to wash down sidewalks and driveways
- Allowing runoff of water onto streets and sidewalks
- Using hoses without shutoff nozzles when washing vehicles
- Using potable water in fountains or decorative water features that do not recirculate water
- Watering outside within 48 hours of measurable rainfall
- Using potable water to irrigate landscapes of new homes and buildings, except with drip irrigation or micro-spray
- Using potable water to irrigate ornamental turf on public street medians
Visit our Events page for this month’s free conservation classes and workshops!
Plant Of The Month: April
How Much Should I Water?
- Convert from high-water using lawns, trees, and shrubs to drought-tolerant
- Do your water sprinkling early in the morning
- Spring watering:
- 2 minutes twice a day or 5 minutes once a day
- Summer watering hours:
- Do your lawn sprinkling before 6:00 am and after 9:00pm
- Mulch around plants reducing evaporation and discouraging weeds
- Avoid runoff and make sure sprinklers cover just the lawn and garden, not sidewalk or driveways
- Do Not Water on windy days
- During the spring most plants need approximately half the amount needed in the summer
- Remove weeds and unhealthy plants so remaining plants can benefit from the water saved
- Sweep (never hose) your driveway, patio and sidewalk
- Lower pool water to reduce amount of water splashed out
- Use a pool cover to reduce evaporation when pool is not being used
- Use a bucket of water and one short rinse to wash your car
- Install a low-flow shower head and take only a 5 minute shower or 3-inch bath.
- Catch water in a bucket or watering can while waiting for water to get hot.
- Fix all leaky toilets, faucets and pipes.
- Flush toilets and use garbage disposer only when necessary.
- Turn off the water while shaving, brushing your teeth, and lathering in the shower.
- Run only full loads in dishwasher and washing machine.
Town of Apple Valley Ordinance: Click here for pdf