The Drought Is Over – BUT PLEASE DON’T Waste!
Effective April 19, 2017, Rancho Murieta has gone back to a Stage Normal of the Water Shortage Contingency Plan. That means the District’s water supply or distribution system is able to meet all water demands of its customers in the immediate future.
While Governor Brown has officially declared that California, for the most part, is no longer under the effect of extreme drought conditions, he and the State Water Resources Control Board continue to stress the importance of efficient water use. The District supports the continued effort to change consumer behavior from a “conservation focus” to an “efficient use” focus.
The District also remains under the mandates of SB X7-7, passed in 2009, which requires a 20% reduction in water usage by the year 2020. Our 20 by 2020 goal is to meet a 10 year moving average of gallons per person per day of 240 gpcd. At the end of 2016, our 10 year moving average is 250 gpcd. We can meet the 20 by 2020 mandate with your continued support and focus on efficient water use.
Here are a few tips to help with efficient water use:
- Water your lawn only when necessary and consider landscaping with native plants adaptable to your climate's conditions. The District recommends watering no more than two (2) days a week.
- Hand water and focus on dry spots, pay attention to avoid runoff. Always use a nozzle on your hose to prevent free flow of water from the garden hose.
- Irrigate your landscape only in the early morning hours.
- Use drips or bubblers to irrigate your flower and shrub beds.
- Be sure to adjust sprinklers to avoid unnecessary overspray. Driveways, sidewalks and streets do not need water.
- Fix leaky and broken sprinkler heads as soon as possible.
- Reduce irrigation cycles by 1 to 3 minutes. Irrigate on odd or even days, skipping Sundays. Most of us put twice as much water on our lawns than is actually needed.
- Use pool and spa covers. To assist in conservation and efficient water use, the District is offering several rebates, free conservation handouts, and Water Wise home water audits. Information is available at the District’s Administration Office and on our website www.rmcsd.com.
A Conversation About Security
The District has contracted with Burns & McDonnell's Security Consulting Department to conduct an assessment and recommendation for the District's Security Department and future District wide CCTV video surveillance purchase/installation. Residents provided input at a meeting held on February 23, 2017. Below is a link to the audio of that meeting.February 23, 2017 Conversation About SecurityFebruary 23, 2017 PowerPoint Presentation
Water Wise House Call
By appointment, a Water Conservation Technician will come to your property, evaluate your water use and provide recommendations on using water efficiently indoors and outdoors. Click below for more information.Water-Wise House Call Information
The District is giving away (for free) the following items. Stop by the Administration Office to get yours.
Stop in Time Shower Timer
Frog Moisture Meter
Lady Bug Moisture Meter
Toilet Tank Bank
Dual Spray Swivel Faucet Aerator
Water Saving Metal Hose Nozzle