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Effective August 12, 2015, the State Department of Water Resources has launched two residential water conservation programs – a turf replacement program and a high-efficiency toilet rebate program.
The program is not funded or administered by EID. Program information and applications can be found at www.SaveOurWaterRebates.com. Funding reservations are on a first-come, first-served basis.
- Irrigation systems must be turned off during and for 48 hours after measurable rainfall.
- Do not use potable water to hose off pavement, sidewalks, or driveways.
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The District's service area has experienced three consecutive dry years, with water years 2013 and 2014 being some of the worst in recorded history. On February 4, 2014, the EID board of directors declared a Stage 2 Water Warning in our service area. The Board is hopeful that customers can meet the state's newly mandated 28% conservation target.
- Click here for helpful tips on saving 20% inside and outside your home or business.
- Click here for helpful tips on saving 30% inside and outside.
- Click here for more about mandatory watering restrictions.
- Click here to learn more about the four stages of drought from the 2015 Drought Action Plan.
- Click here for frequently asked questions about watering restrictions (choose "watering restrictions" from the drop down menu).
EID encourages customers to continue to be mindful of their indoor and outdoor water usage and conserve water in every way possible.
Recycled Water Conservation
Although the District has the ability to produce a large amount of recycled water, we are unable to store recycled water in the winter during low-demand periods. In turn, peak summer recycled water demands must be supplemented with drinking water when demand exceeds production. In addition, as customers reduce interior water use in response to requested drought conservation, less recycled water is produced because less waste water is generated. Therefore, It is crucial that our recycled water customers also meet the 28 percent conservation requirement to help ensure adequate drinking water supplies for all customers, especially as the drought continues and supplies become more crucial.
Click the image to learn how to help your trees survive the drought.
Click on the images to download a print-ready copy of these signs.
- Update on Stage 2 drought (7/13; p. 8)
- Update on Stage 2 drought (6/22; p. 8)
- Update on Stage 2 drought (6/8; begins on p. 6)
- Update on Stage 2 drought (5/26; begins on p. 7)
- Update on Stage 2 drought (5/11; begins on p. 7)
- Update on Stage 2 drought (4/13; begins on p. 6)
- Update on Stage 2 drought (3/23; begins on p. 7)
- Update on Stage 2 drought (3/9; begins on p. 8)
- Update on Stage 2 drought (2/23; begins on p. 6)
- Update on Stage 2 drought conservation progress (2/9; begins on page 7)
- Update on Stage 2 drought conservation progress (1/26; begins on page 16)
- Update on Stage 2 drought conservation progress (1/12; begins on page 12)
- Update on Stage 2 drought conservation progress (12/8; begins on page 8)
- Update on Stage 2 drought conservation progress (11/10; begins on page 7)
- Update on Stage 2 drought conservation progress (10/27; begins on page 6)
- Update on Stage 2 drought conservation progress (10/14; begins on page 7)
- Update on Stage 2 drought conservation progress (9/8; begins on page 8)
- Update on Stage 2 drought conservation progress (8/25; begins on page 7)
- Update on Stage 2 drought conservation progress (8/11)
- Update on Stage 2 drought conservation progress (7/28)
- Update on Stage 2 drought conservation progress (7/14)
- Update on Stage 2 drought conservation progress | Reconsideration to discuss implementation of drought rates (6/23)
- Update on Stage 2 water warning, includes presentation (June 9)
- Update on Stage 2 water warning, includes presentation (May 12)
- Update on Stage 2 water warning and implementation of drought rates, includes presentation (April 28)
- Consideration of revisions to Drought Action Plan, and implementation of drought rates (April 15)
- Special Board Meeting to consider Draft Drought Action Plan (April 2)
- Review of the Drought Action Plan and Progress on Drought Response (presentation)
- Workshop to Review Drought Action Plan (March 24 meeting, AIS #11)
- Update on the Stage 2 water warning (March 10 meeting, AIS #9)
- Overview of District's Drought-related Outreach Activities (February 24 meeting)
- Special Board Meeting, February 4, 2014: Agenda and Packet | PowerPoint
- Water Supply Conditions Update (AIS #11 from January 13, 2014 Board packet)
- Water Supply Update Presentation [PDF]
- EID Customers Reduced Water Use by 32 Percent in June (7/10/15)
- Summer Watering Restricted to Three Days per Week Beginning June 1 (5/26/15)
- State Directive Triggers Stage 4 Water Emergency in Outingdale (4/23/15)
- EID Began Trucking Water to Outingdale Residents on September 9 (9/8)
- Stage 4 Water Emergency Restrictions Resume for Outingdale (7/31)
- Customer Water Conservation Continues to Improve (7/31)
- Message from the EID General Manager: Drought Update and Water Curtailment (July/August 2014)
- 6/12/2014: Message from the EID General Manager: Update on the Drought
- 5/22/2014: Message from the EID General Manager: Measuring Conservation Progress
- 4/15/2014: EID Board Adopts Mandatory Irrigation Schedule, Watering Day Restrictions Effective April 22
- 2/5/2014: EID Board Declares Drought Emergency, Calls For Voluntary Conservation of 30%
- 1/29/2014: EID Plans for Stage 1 Drought
- 1/13/2014: EID Board Asks For Voluntary Water Conservation, Stops Short of Declaring Drought
- EID Office of Water Efficiency
- EID Domestic Water Reuse - Graywater
- 100+ Ways to Conserve
- UC Guide to Healthy Lawns: Schedule your irrigation
This web page offers step-by-step instructions to determine how much to water your lawn based on where you live, your sprinkler output, and the type of grass you have.
- Lawn Watering Guide for California (University of California, Division of Agriculture and Natural Resources)
- Be Water Smart (Regional Water Authority)
- Save Our Water - Save Our Water is a statewide program aimed at helping Californians reduce their everyday water use. Learn how to calculate your water use at home, save water inside and outside the home, and more.
- 2014 Drought Watch (Association of California Water Agencies)
- Water Conditions (CA Department of Water Resources)
- Exemption Forms
- March/April 2014 Waterfront - Special Drought Edition
- May/June 2014 Waterfront - Special Drought Edition
- July/August 2014 Waterfront - Special Drought Edition
- Drought Action Plan - 2015 Update
- EID Water Waste Prohibition (Administrative Regulation 1041)
- Restaurant "Water--Served Upon Request" tent card
- Restaurant "Water--Served Upon Request" poster (contact us to request for your restaurant)
- Poster: This lawn isn't dead, it's just sleeping
- Poster: We support EID's call to conserve
- What does it mean to save 30% indoors and outdoors? (Water saving tips for inside and outside your home)