Monte Vista Water District's Board of Directors adopted Ordinance 33 (PDF) 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 7 days of discovery
Use a hose with a shut-off nozzle to wash vehicles or use an automatic commercial car 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
Help Make a Difference
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 build a resilient water supply this year and for years to come.
Remember: The water we save today may be the water we need tomorrow!