Conservation Requirements

The Need for Conservation Continues…

Water Conservation is Always Important

Currently the District is in a Level 1, “Water Watch” condition, which means there are no active statewide or regional water use restrictions in place, but practicing water use efficiency is always important and encouraged. There are, however, State Mandated Water Waste Prohibitions always in place which can be met by:

  • Preventing landscape irrigation run-off onto adjacent properties, non-irrigated areas, walkways, roadways, parking lots, or structures;
  • Washing vehicles, RV's, trailers and equipment only using a hose with an automatic shut-off nozzle;
  • Not cleaning driveways, sidewalks or any hard surfaces with water;
  • Operating only recirculating fountains and decorative water features;
  • Not watering during the first 48 hours after measurable rainfall; and
  • Monitoring for and repairing leaks as soon as possible.


As well as these voluntary conservation practices:

  • Take Shorter Showers;
  • Wash Full Loads of Laundry and Dishes;
  • Irrigate landscape before 10 a.m. or after 4 p.m., for a suggested three times per week, 10-minutes per station; and
  • Repair water leaks within 5 days of discovery or notification.

New Landscaping: If you are considering new landscape designs and plant materials which are drought-tolerant to reduce water use and prepare you for the future should mandatory water restrictions ever return. Please visit: for design and plant selection ideas.

For more Conservation/Rebate Information at our website or for additional information, you can also contact us at 760-735-4500.

Thank You So Much for all of your Efforts at Water Use Efficiency, Conservation and Waste Reduction!

Learn How to Track Your Water Usage

You can view helpful information and diagrams on how to read your water meter or by contacting our office. You can also find the read date for your meter on your monthly bill.  This information can help you track your usage during each month from the point that the meter is read by District personnel.  If you need additional assistance, please call us at (760) 735-4502.

Reporting Water Waste

If you see water waste, please contact us at 760-735-4502 and leave a message, or email us anytime at at any time with the address, time and nature of the water waste. This information will help us raise awareness of the problem and determine the right course of action.

District Contacts 

For questions, or if you require additional information, please feel free to contact our Finance Department at 760-735-4502.

Once Again, Thank You for Your Commitment to Use Water Efficiently!


The Board of Directors and Staff

Valley Center Municipal Water District

Conservation Resources