All of Calaveras County’s water agencies have joined together to form Calaveras Conserves. Their new website, www.calaverasconserves.com serves as a portal to all seven different water purveyors in the county and has the latest in drought restriction information and water conservation tips.
If you are a CCWD customer, take advantage of the new rebate program by installing water saving devices in your business, home or vacation rental. The list of items eligible includes new appliances such as high efficiency clothes washers and toilets, as well as irrigation upgrades, shower and sink devices. Click here for all the details.
The Calaveras County Water District is rolling out a series of new programs to help their members conserve water. Among these are table tents for restaurants that state water will not be served unless the customer requests it, and signage for hotels letting guests know that towels and linens need not be laundered every day unless specifically requested. These are common in southern California cities and they have been less apparent in the northern part of the state, but now it’s time to get all hospitality venues on board with water saving measures.
CCWD has also introduced a new rebate program for several water saving items – see the picture and item descriptions below. Larger high efficiency appliances are eligible for partial rebates up to $150. Go to the CCWD Rebate Application to get started, or contact the CCWD at 209-754-3542 or firstname.lastname@example.org
- Low-flow shower head
- Standard showerheads use 2.5 gallons per minute (GPM). Replace your standard showerhead with a low-flow model that uses only 1.5 GPM, and the average family could save more than 2,900 gallons per year.
- Five-minute shower timer
- The average person spends about 8 minutes taking a shower. Use a 5-minute shower timer to help cut your shower time down and save water.
- Soil moisture meter
- Avoid overwatering plants by using a moisture meter. This device takes the guesswork out of watering and promotes healthier lawns and gardens.
- Hose timer
- It’s easy to forget that a hose in on when watering trees and shrubs. Avoid overwatering by using a hose timer to automatically shut off the water after a set period of time.
- Faucet aerator
- Standard faucets use 2.2 GPM. Install high-efficiency aerators on your faucets and reduce that to 1.5 GM, which will save the average family 700 gallons per year.
- Toilet leak detection
- Leaking toilets can waste up to 200 gallons per day and are the leading cause of high water bills. Use dye tablets to quickly determine whether your toilet has a leak.