Water Conservation

Water Conservation poster

The Upper San Gabriel Valley Municipal Water District is asking each city and water provider in the San Gabriel Valley to help their residents and customers reduce water use by 20 percent. To help both residential and commercial water users achieve this goal the Upper District endorses these water conservation sites and urges you to reduce your water use.

Golden State Water Company
Emergency Regulations for Outdoor Urban Water Use

City of San Gabriel Proclamation
20% Reduction in Water Use

Statewide Emergency Conservation Regulations

SoCal Water Smart
This site has information on water efficient appliances, turf removal smart irrigation controllers, soil moisture sensors and water saving devices for commercial users.

Save Our Water
Here you will find water saving tips and ideas and information on the statewide drought situation.

Be Water Wise.com
Bewaterwise.com is for everyone interested in water-saving ideas, tips, programs and devices.

Water Saving Tips

The City of San Gabriel is committed to making every effort in conserving water within our community. We have provided some easy tips to help us all conserve water:
  • Shorten your watering cycles. Up to 70 percent of residential water use goes to maintaining our yards. Taking one minute off a ten-minute cycle saves 10 percent!
  • Check you sprinkler system. Do a weekly check for broken or clogged sprinkler heads and replace them right away. Make sure you are watering your yard and not the driveway or sidewalk.
  • Fix those leaks, Just a drip can waste more than 100,000 gallons per month. A leaking flapper on a toilet also increases flows at the water treatment plant.
  • Plant native species or drought - tolerant plants. Many of the lawns and plants we use are not intended for the unique climate in Southern California.
  • Use a broom instead of a hose. Sweeping up rather than hosing off leaves or grass clippings not only saves water, it reduces runoff.
  • Get an adjustable hose nozzle for outdoor use. With one of these you can adjust the spray to meet your needs. A hose running for five minutes uses the same amount of water as a 20-minute shower.
  • Eliminate runoff. Runoff could mean your lawn needs aeration. When you aerate your lawn, you give the water somewhere to go besides down the storm drain.
  • Take shorter showers. Cutting two minutes off your shower time can save 600 gallons a month for a family of four. If you change the showerhead to a water efficient model, you could save even more.
  • Turn off water while you brush your teeth or shave.
  • Wash only full loads of laundry or dishes. Waiting until you have a full load can save you up to 20 gallons for the same amount of clean clothes.

Water supply in Southern California has been significantly depleted and we need your help in doing all we can to conserve this major resource.
For the latest information and tips please visit this site below.
California Department of Water Resources