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Water is an indispensable resource that many of us take for granted. While safe and reliable drinking water in Moorpark is provided by the Ventura County Waterworks District 1, we all play a part in preserving this critical resource.
LEVEL 3 WATER SHORTAGE & MANDATORY OUTDOOR WATERING SCHEDULE
On May 10th, 2022, the Ventura County Board of Supervisors adopted a resolution declaring a Level 3 Water Shortage for all Ventura County Waterworks District areas including Moorpark. As California struggles with its third year of drought and water supplies remain limited, customers are called on to implement the following mandatory watering schedule, effective June 1, 2022. For more information, visit the Ventura County Waterworks District's water conservation webpage at https://www.vcpublicworks.org/wsd/waterconservation/.
This action comes after both the Metropolitan Water District and Calleguas Municipal Water District passed resolutions in April declaring a Water Shortage Emergency Condition for their service areas. The resolutions also called on water purveyors to immediately cut their water use by implementing 1 day a week watering restriction or face financial penalties for failing to do so. For more information about the Water Shortage Emergency declaration click here.
What You Can Do Now To Conserve Water
Simple actions indoors and outdoors can have a big impact:
- Limit water use to essential uses only
- Reduce outdoor watering to one day per week, subject to the mandatory watering schedule above
- Find and fix leaks
- Reduce unnecessary toilet flushes
- Reduce shower times by 1-2 minutes
- Only wash full loads in the clothes washer and dishwasher
- If you have grass, consider applying for a turf replacement rebate and remove. Details at https://socalwatersmart.com/en/residential/rebates/available-rebates/turf-replacement-program/
By taking these steps now we can do our part in helping to extend our existing water supplies and delay or avoid greater restrictions in the future. Visit the resources below for more information and tips on conserving water.
- Ventura County Waterworks - Water Conservation - Resources and tips from our local water purveyor.
- BeWaterWise.com - Information on water conservation rebates (residential and commercial), grants, landscape classes, and water-wise garden inspiration.
- SaveOurWater.com - The statewide Save Our Water campaign provides simple ways for everyone to reduce water use in their everyday lives.
- California Water Watch - Department of Water Resources website that allows Californians to see their local water conditions in real time.
- Calscape.org - Learn what plants are native to your location. Conserve water, make gardening more successful, and avoid wasting time and money trying to grow plants where they’re not inclined to grow.
- Ventura County Master Gardeners - The Ventura County Master Gardeners are a volunteer group of horticulture experts who are available to provide helpful answers to gardening questions. They also hold seminars at various locations throughout the county. They are a great resource for those who are trying to create a water wise garden or landscape at their home.
- Water Conservation - Read about the City´s water conservation efforts.
- Water Wise Gardening - This website provides assistance with selecting drought-tolerant plants for your yard.
City of Moorpark Drought Action Plan
Issues with surface water quality can threaten the well-being of our ecosystems, wildlife, and public health at local beaches. The City of Moorpark makes it a priority to prevent pollutants from entering storm drains which lead to waterways such as creeks, bays, and the ocean.