Water Conservation

On May 9, 2016, The State of California modified mandatory water restrictions to safeguard our state’s water supplies. These restrictions apply to all Californians, statewide, regardless of local drought and water table conditions. South Mesa Water Company would like thank our customers for their conservation efforts during 2015 and 2016. In order to comply with the modified water conservation goal it is important our customers maintain a 20% reduction in usage. As in years past, South Mesa Water Company will continue to be required to report our agency’s monthly water consumption to the State Water Resources Control Board.

The following is prohibited:

  • Watering landscaping in a manner that causes runoff onto adjacent property, non-irrigated areas, private and public walkways, roadways, parking lots or structures;
  • The use of a hose to wash a motor vehicle, except where the hose is fitted with a shut-off nozzle or device that causes it to cease dispensing water immediately when not in use
  • Using a hose to clean driveways and sidewalks
  • The use of water in a fountain or other decorative water feature, except where the water is part of a recirculating system
  • Irrigating turf or ornamental landscaping and plants during and 48 hours following any measurable precipitation

Violation of any part of the prohibited action is punishable by a fine of up to $500 for each day in which the violation occurs. South Mesa Water Company will be issuing warning letters and/or citations to water wasters.

The following are a few water conservation reminders:

  • Set irrigation timers to water between the hours of 8:00 PM and 6:00 PM
  • Maintain a 20% reduction of overall water consumption. If your household falls within the Essential Usage Tier or has already reduced consumption by 20%, we are NOT asking for further reduction we simply want to say “Thank You!”
  • Use water wisely. Every drop we save today is water we will have available for the future
  • Spread the word! Encourage friends, family and neighbors to joint he effort.
  • Report water wasters! You can do so anonymously by contacting us by telephone or email

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