Water use efficiency is an important way of life in our drought-sensitive mountain communities due to the direct link between water use and the level of Lake Arrowhead. It can also help you save money. Click on the links on the left to learn more about what you can do to conserve.
We are often asked by our residents how they can do more to save more water. Outdoor irrigation uses more water than people realize. It is estimated that 50% of residential water usage in California is for landscape irrigation. A typical pop-up irrigation system uses 16 gallons of water per minute while a shower will use about 5 gallons of water per minute. Updating your irrigation system can reduce the amount of water you use while maintaining a healthy garden. Click here to learn about the irrigation rebates we offer.
Click here for our Landscape Guide for Mountain Homes.
LACSD has a permanent water use efficiency policy to Ordinance No. 83 to ensure our precious water resources remain plentiful. Click here to read more about our water conservation policies
Currently, irrigation is only allowed from May 1st to October 15th and is restricted to Monday, Wednesday and Friday from 6:00 a.m. to 8:00 a.m. No irrigation is allowed within 48 hours of measurable precipitation.
Winterizing your home and irrigation system can help avoid expensive property damage from large leaks cause by frozen pipes. Click here for more information on how the winterize your residence.
At LACSD, we are constantly striving to do our part to help conserve water. Our automatic meter system helps us identify leaks in a short period of time, reducing water use and saving our customers money.
We have also taken a proactive stance on reducing water loss from our distribution system. Our water loss audits can be reviewed here [link to AWWA Water Loss Audits].