Water District urges conservation

– Press release from the Mammoth Community Water District:

The Water District is asking everyone to be mindful of their water use and seek ways to voluntarily reduce their demand by 10%. Level 1 Restrictions are still in effect for all Mammoth Community Water District customers.

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No outdoor watering between 10:00 am and 5:00 pm is allowed unless you apply water by hand with a shut-off nozzle on the hose. In addition to the two dry winters and a hot summer, the District is shutting down one of the water treatment plants to complete a construction project that will improve the treatment capabilities of this facility.

The last step of the project requires that the treatment plant be shut down for a few months while the treatment upgrades are implemented. Reducing your indoor and outdoor water demand will alleviate the pressure on the remaining treatment plants during this temporary shutdown.

A 10% reduction in your water demand, or saving 7 to 10 gallons a day, can be met by making small changes. For example, actions such as turning off the shower while you soap up, only running the clothes washer with a full load or fixing a leaky faucet can each save about 15 gallons a day.

Keeping a swimming pool covered saves 30 gallons and reducing your irrigation time by 2 minutes can save about 100 gallons depending on the size of your landscape.

The Water District has a rebate program to help cover the cost of replacing water inefficient household toilets, showerheads and clothes washers with high-water efficient fixtures. Please visit our website www.mcwd.dst.ca.us to download the application.

Installing a water-efficient toilet can save about 8 gallons a day!

 

 

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