Local

Fontana Water Company is requiring customers to cut water usage by 20 percent | News

Fontana Water Company is urging its customers to reduce water use by 20 percent as part of a nationwide response to the drought crisis.

The company, which oversees water operations for most of the city’s residents, made the announcement on its website following the approval of emergency water conservation regulations by the State Water Resources Control Board (SWRCB) which went into effect on June 10.

Level 2 demand reduction actions implemented by the SWRCB aim to achieve a reduction in water demand by up to 20 percent by limiting, inter alia, the irrigation of landscapes with drinking water, said the Fontana Water Company.

Earlier this month, the company delayed implementing new water restrictions, but now its customers are being asked to do their part to help California overcome the worst drought recorded.

“If everyone does a little, we all save a lot,” the Fontana Water Company said on its website.

The company lists several ways customers can reduce their water use:

—– OUTSIDE:

1. Limit watering your yard to three days a week.

– Street addresses ending in 0, 2, 4, 6 or 8: Monday, Wednesday and Friday

– All other street addresses: Tuesday, Thursday and Saturday

2. No more than 10 minutes per station and no irrigation between 10 am and 6 pm

3. Adjust any internal or external leaks within five days.

4. Adjust the spray heads to make sure there is no excess splash or water from your property.

Replace your lawn mower with California friendly and save thousands of gallons a month.

6. Use a broom or leaf blower to clean the outside areas instead of using the hose and save up to 6 gallons per minute.

—– INTERIORS:

1. Adjust leaking faucets and operating toilets. Save up to 20 gallons per day.

2. Fill the tub halfway or less and save 17-25 gallons per bath.

3. Wash full loads of laundry and save between 15 and 45 gallons per load.

4. Use a dishwasher instead of hand washing and save up to 24 gallons per dish load.

5. Install a new high efficiency toilet and save up to 40 gallons per day.

6. Turn off the water when brushing your teeth and shorten the shower to 5 minutes. Save up to 25 gallons per day.

—– The FONTANA water company offers a variety of storage programs for residents, including a free sprinkler timer and the nozzle renovation program. Customers are eligible if they have an irrigation system that works with a controller and at least 25 sprinklers (not brass). For more information, call 1 (866) 308-8391.

(function(d, s, id) {
var js, fjs = d.getElementsByTagName(s)[0];
if (d.getElementById(id)) return;
js = d.createElement(s); js.id = id;
js.src = “//connect.facebook.net/en_US/sdk.js#xfbml=1&version=v2.5&appId=1550124928647000”;
fjs.parentNode.insertBefore(js, fjs);
}(document, ‘script’, ‘facebook-jssdk’));

Fontana Water Company is requiring customers to cut water usage by 20 percent | News Source link Fontana Water Company is requiring customers to cut water usage by 20 percent | News

Related Articles

Back to top button