At the October 25th City Council meeting, representatives from the Las Virgenes Municipal Water District (LVMWD) made a presentation on the status of the current state drought emergency. The State has called on Los Angeles County to redouble water conservation efforts and has expanded the drought emergency statewide.
The Las Virgenes Municipal Water District began issuing water shortage alerts in mid-June and their Board of Directors will be considering additional drought response measures at their upcoming meeting on November 2nd. Residents are able to participate and provide public comment at the meeting in-person or virtually. Click here for information on how to participate.
How You Can Conserve Water Now
Studies consistently show that the vast majority – up to 70 percent – of the water used in our communities is for outdoor irrigation of turf and ornamental gardens. Outdoor use is where residents will see the greatest water savings. Check out ways to conserve water both outdoors and indoors.
LVMWD Current Mandatory Measures in Effect
•No irrigation between 10 a.m. and 5 p.m.
•Irrigation may not occur during or 48 hours following a rain event.
•Irrigation may not result in excess runoff.
•Washing down of sidewalks and driveways is prohibited.
•Trigger nozzle is required on hoses used for home car washing.
LVMWD Offers Several Rebates to Help Conserve Water Including:
•Landscape Transformation Program
•Premium High-Efficiency Toilet
•High-Efficiency Clothes Washer
•Weather-Based Irrigation Controller
•Rotating Sprinkler Heads
•Soil Moisture Sensor System