Joshua Basin Water District encourages customers to continue their very careful and responsible use of water to maintain a plentiful supply of high quality water for its customers today and tomorrow.
JBWD does not currently have any restrictions on water use. Our customers recognize that water is one of our most precious and important resources. Saving water also saves money, energy and the environment.
Look for ways you can use less water whenever possible and try some of following conservation tips.
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Native Plant and Wildlife
Indoor Water Saving Tips
- Check all plumbing for leaks; a faucet dripping one drop per second can waste 2,700 gallons per year. A leaking toilet can waste up to 50 gallons of water a day.
- Keep showers short.
- Turn off water while brushing teeth or shaving.
- Wash only full loads in the clothes washer and dishwasher.
- Consider replacing older water-using appliances such as clothes washers with newer, more efficient models. High efficiency clothes washers can save up to 30 gallons a load.
- In addition to new appliances, replace other water guzzling devices. Change to low-flow shower heads and high efficiency toilets.
- Participate in the HighDesertSavesWater.org rebate and voucher program to save water and money.
Water Smart Landscaping Tips
- Avoid evaporation. Schedule irrigation timers to water during evening and early morning hours.
- Adjust the irrigation schedule throughout the year as plant water requirements change. See the Joshua Tree Irrigation Guide below for more information. Click here to view JBWD’s Irrigation Guide.
- Install a drip irrigation system to eliminate overspray, runoff, and evaporation.
- Convert spray sprinklers to water-efficient rotary sprinklers by installing MP Rotator nozzles.
- Consider replacing grass and non-native plant species with Morongo Basin natives that can survive with little or no water after they’re established. Find local sources of natives and Desert Friendly plants under the SummerTree link,
- Train your plants. Water deeply and infrequently and the roots will follow!
- Graywater irrigation systems are legal in the County of San Bernardino and should be considered as a method of conservation. For more information see our linked report .
For tips on irrigation, watering trees, workshop calendars, and more, click on the following web sites: