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Adjust sprinklers to avoid unnecessary overspray. You'll save 500 gallons per month!

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Water Use Efficiency Best Practices


Monte Vista Water District's Board of Directors adopted Ordinance 33 establishing year-round water use efficiency best practices. District customers are required to practice the following common sense measures to use water as efficiently as possible:

  • Set automatic irrigation timers to water between the hours of 8 p.m. and 8 a.m.
    • Exceptions: Hand-watering, drip irrigation, "smart" (e.g., weather-based) irrigation controllers
  • Adjust watering and fix broken heads to avoid excessive runoff from irrigation
  • Turn off irrigation during rain
  • Repair leaks within seven (7) days of discovery
  • Use a hose with a shut-off nozzle to wash vehicles, or use automatic commercial wash
  • No hosing down of paved surfaces, except when required for health or safety purposes
  • Restaurants serve water only upon request
  • Hotels offer guests the option to not launder linen daily

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Basically, we're asking our customers to watch their daily water usage, and find ways to cut back.

If we apply simple, common sense water-saving measures to our daily lives, we'll ensure a plentiful water supply this year and for years to come.

Remember: The water we save today may be the water we need tomorrow!