Water Conservation

Measure and Estimate Water Wasted Due to Leaks

Average Water Usage

  • Showering 5 minutes - 25 gallons
  • Showering 5 minutes (low flow) - 15 gallons
  • Lawn Watering (hand) - 10 gallons
  • Dishwasher full cycle - 15 gallons
  • Clothes washer full cycle - 60 gallons
  • Clothes washer full cycle (water saving) - 15 gallons
  • Flushing toilet (regular) - 5 to 7 gallons
  • Flushing toilet (low flow) - 1.6 gallons or less
  • Leaking toilet - 60 gallons per day
  • Washing a car (20 minutes with 5/8" diameter water hose) - 97 gallons
  • Washing a car (20 minutes with 5/8" diameter water hose and pistol grip nozzle) - 15 gallons


Use the following links for water conservation tips:


Turf Removal Rebate

Although the District is no longer offering a turf removal rebate program at this time, the Department of Water Resources has a turf removal rebate program. The Department of Water Resources (DWR) program is for removing turf and replacing it with landscapes that require little water at California single-family residences to support the State's drought response. To get more information, or to file a claim please go to www.saveourwaterrebates.com