Water Saving Tip

Clean sidewalks and driveways with broom rather than hose. You'll save 8-18 gallons per minute!

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Today's Watering Index

Water Saving Tips

Monte Vista Water District is asking our customers to "Watch the Water!" See below how you can use water more efficiently and protect this precious resource.

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Outdoor Landscaping

If you...You'll save...
  • While hand watering, focus on dry spots, pay attention to avoid runoff
  • 750-1,500 Gallons / Month
  • 15-25 Gallons / Minute
  • 20-25 Gallons / Day
  • Adjust irrigation timer valve run times seasonally
  • 250 Gallons / Cycle
  • Adjust sprinklers to avoid unnecessary overspray
  • 500 Gallons / Month
  • 20 Gallons / Day
  • 1,200 Gallons / Year / Nozzle
  • 20-25 Gallons / Day
  • 40 Gallons per Day
  • 1,000-1,800 Gallons / Month
  • Put 2-4 inches of mulch around bushes, trees and shrubs
  • 20-30 Gallons / Day / 1,000 ft2
  

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Outdoor Cleaning

 If you...You'll save...
 
  • Clean sidewalks and driveways with broom rather than hose
  • 8-18 Gallons / Minute
 
  • Take car to car wash, or at least use a self-closing hose nozzle
  • 8-18 Gallons / Minute
 
  • Use pool and spa covers
  • 30 Gallons / Day
 
  • Repair leaks around hosebibs, spigots, pool and spa pumps
  • 15-20 Gallons / Day / Leak
 
  • Clean pool filter manually rather than backwash

 

  • Capturing air conditioning run off
  • 250-1,000 Gallons / Cleaning

 

  • 9 Gallons per Day

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Indoor Living

If you...You'll save...
  • Fix leaky faucets and toilets
  • 20-50 Gallons / Day / Fixture
  • Install aerators on all faucets
  • 4.7 Gallons / Day / Faucet
  • Run only full loads in your clothes and dish washers
  • 300-800 Gallons / Month
  • Keep showers to less than 10 minutes
  • 700 Gallons / Month
  • Turn off water when brushing teeth or shaving
  • 240 Gallons / Month
  • Don't use toilet as trash can
  • 400-600 Gallons / Month
  • Replace old toilet with more efficient toilet
  • 1.6 Gallons / Flush
  • 20-30 Gallons / Load
  • Replace old showerhead with one that uses 2.5 gallons per minute
  • 1,000s of Gallons / Month
  • When hand washing dishes, fill sink, don't leave water running
  • 2.5 Gallons / Minute