WHAT YOU NEED TO KNOW
The Walnut Valley Water District thanks you for embracing conservation as a way of life during the recent historic five-year drought! Our customers responded by reducing their everyday water use with water-wise landscapes, installing high-efficiency toilets, watering fewer days a week, reducing indoor water usage, and much more! Thank you for caring!
The Walnut Valley Water District is currently in a Stage 1 Water Supply Shortage (10% to 15% water conservation). By way of background, beginning in April 2015, the District had been at a Stage 3 Water Supply Shortage (25% to 35% conservation). The percentage conservation reductions for each of the stages is based on 2013 water usage. On July 25, 2016, the Walnut Valley Water District Board of Directors approved downgrading to a Stage 1 Water Supply Shortage. The most notable change is three days of outdoor watering are now allowed instead of just two. A complete list of the Stage 1 measures may be found here. The District’s consideration of this action is based on projections of both short- and long-term water supplies. Stage 1 requirements are intended to continue our efforts to better manage scarce water resources, especially outdoors. The District will continue taking a proactive yet customer-friendly approach to enforce these restrictions.
California is still recovering from a long-term drought and uncertainty still lingers regarding our long-term supplies. Accordingly, we continue to urge our customers to remain committed to maintaining meaningful conservation levels. Again, thank you for your for being water efficient!