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Water is a finite resource and needs to be used efficiently in order to ensure a continued reliable supply. Water budgets are customized to each individual property to give each customer an appropriate amount of water to meet their needs and to encourage water efficiency. Only customers wasting water will pay the higher tiered rates. What YOU Can Do to Save H20
Examples of water waste would include defective sprinklers spraying water into the street, leaking pipes or irrigation systems operating during the day, instead of in the early morning or evening. Report Water Waste Form
Imported Water: RCWD also purchases water from the Metropolitan Water District of Southern California. This agency imports water from Northern California and the Colorado River. Water delivered to homes and businesses is a blend of well water (30%) and imported water (65%).
Water Recycling: Highly treated wastewater (5%) is used to irrigate some golf courses and large landscaped areas. Thirsty Southern California is using more and more recycled water for irrigation in order to save its precious well water and imported water for drinking and household use.