Water Savings Results Soaring From Regional Conservation Programs

By Staff Reports

(Victor Valley)–The High Desert is on the forefront of meeting the statewide challenge to reduce water use 20% by the year 2020. MWA and your local water company have steered the way in helping residents and businesses reach toward this important goal. Between water efficient indoor fixture upgrades to reducing – or eliminating – their outdoor lawns, residents, businesses and school districts have a greater understanding of the benefits of reducing how much water they use both inside and out.

People are working hard to increase our local water supplies through conservation. Over 2,000 applicants have applied for and received water conservation incentives, conserving enough water to support over 2,000 households per year. Cash for Grass Program participants have been major contributors to this work by reducing lawn area in the High Desert by 4.7 million square feet – and still counting! (see map)

Conservation is the easiest and least expensive way for you to help secure water supplies for future generations. If you missed the window to apply for Cash for Grass between November and May of last year, applications will again be accepted starting November 1, 2012. For more information about program eligibility and requirements for participation, log onto our website at conservation programs and check in with your local water provider in November to get started on the application process.

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