EVWD and our customers know the importance of using water efficiently, in wet and drought years alike. We encourage our customers - as well as our partners, vendors, suppliers, and employees - to use water efficiently. Are you curious how the average home uses water each month? Check out this basic breakdown of monthly water consumption.
It’s easier than you think to do more with less water - and we’re here to help. Explore this section to find out how to use water in more environmentally aware and less wasteful ways.
Outdoor irrigation accounts for approximately 60% of total water used in our service area. EVWD encourages optimum irrigation efficiency through the use of:
- More low-water-use plants and less turf grass in landscape design
- High-efficiency irrigation technology
- Water-use efficiency surveys
- Free residential and professional landscape workshops through the Inland Empire Garden Friendly Program and the Master Gardeners Program
- Replacing water-guzzling fixtures can reduce home water consumption by up to 27 gallons per person per day.
- Consumer Reports - Greener Choices is an information clearinghouse with green ratings of products and appliances including washing machines and dishwashers.
- When buying water-related household appliances, look for ones that have earned the ENERGY STAR rating. High-efficiency plumbing fixtures and appliances save about 30% of indoor water use and can yield substantial savings on water and energy bills.
Leaky pipes, toilets, and faucets are often the biggest water wasters around your home. On average, leaks account for nearly 11,000 gallons of water wasted per home, per year -enough to fill a backyard swimming pool.
Fortunately, checking for leaks is simple and repairs are usually minimal. While wet and audible leaks are most common, sometimes leaks can be hidden and silent. If you are a metered water customer, check your meter before and after a 2-hour period when no water is being used. If your meter reading has changed, there is a leak.
Without a meter, it is important to inspect each water fixture in and around your home. The links below provide some easy tips to help you detect and repair a leaky faucet or toilet.
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