When is the best time to start practicing water conservation? It’s NOW!

When improving your water use habits, it’s good to think about water use both inside and outside the house.

There is a new regional conservation site available to assist you in your conservation efforts. CVWaterCounts.com, a product of the Coachella Valley Regional Water Management Group, Prop 84 Grant, went live on October 19, 2013! You will find all kinds of tools and interesting information about conservation throughout the Coachella Valley and what each District is doing to ensure an ample supply of water in the future. Go to CVWaterCounts.com to learn more.
 
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Call MSWD at (760) 329-6448, ext. 121 for more information.
Inside The House

Inside The House Do you have any leaks or dripping faucets? Find out just how much water is wasted by leaks and drips by using this handy WaterWiser® Drip Calculator.

Take a water use tour around this fun and interactive water-wise home. There you’ll find household conservation tips, a useful water budget calculator, and inspirational garden guide for beautiful, water-efficient gardens.

Then visit Water Use It Wisely for 100 Water-Saving Tips, and more.

Find out if you’re flushing money down the drain – put a few drops of food coloring into your toilet tank. If it seeps into the toilet bowl, you have a leak. It's easy to fix, and you can save more than 600 gallons a month.
 
Outside The House

Outside The House Did you know that approximately 70% of water use happens outside the home? Find out if your landscape water use is within your annual water budget by using the water use calculator on the Water Conserving Landscapes page.

Read MSWD’s Water Efficient Landscaping Guidelines, MSWD Water Efficient Landscape Guidelines - 2010 updates and changes, and MSWD Signature Title Block Landscape Plans.

Come visit the MSWD water efficient demonstration garden at the administration building at 66575 Second Street to see some desert-friendly plants up close.

Check out CVWD’s Mind Your Water site for a nifty landscape watering guide.

For more beautiful desert garden examples, visit the Gardens at the Living Desert, and join the Desert Horticultural Society of the Coachella Valley (DHSCV).
MSWD Resources

Stop by the MSWD office and check out the literature rack in the lobby, which contains many informative brochures on water use and conservation in your home and your landscape. There are also fun and educational children’s activities  for the kids. Some of the brochures featured in the rack are:
  • 25 Things You Can Do to Prevent Water Waste
  • Lifestyle Landscaping: Landscape Choices for Your Home
  • Important Information About Water Pressure
  • Working Together for Safe Water
  • The Care and Feeding of Your Septic Tank