Water Conservation Information

Reduce Your Bill by Conserving Water

Conserving water and eliminating water leaks will save you money. The District no longer has a leak rate available.  It was determined that by offering a leak rate, the District may be sending a conflicting message which does not promote conservation

The District has a long history of policies, programs and projects promoting water conservation and improving the efficiency of the water system. 

What is the District doing?

In 1978, the District began conservation efforts by issuing water conserving fixtures to residents. Since that time, the District’s continued conservation efforts such as the water audit and leak detection program have led to great success. This success is evidenced by a 26% reduction in per capita consumption since 2006 (state goal is 20%).

What can you do?

In June 2001 the District enacted a Water Conservation Ordinance.  While many of the items in the Ordinance apply to a water emergency, several water conserving practices are outlined. Installing low flow fixtures will collectively reduce water demand in Squaw Valley. For more information please read the Water Conservation FAQs or refer to the District Water Code.

Using native and drought tolerant species in landscaping and fine tuning automatic irrigation systems will reduce water use. Contact us for a free copy of Home Landscaping Guide for Lake Tahoe and Vicinity or check the Tahoe Resource Conservation District website for great landscaping ideas.

More resources

Low Flow Toilet Rebate Program

The District, in partnership with the Tahoe Sierra Integrated Regional Water Management Group is participating in a Toliet Rebate Program. The program is funded through a Department of Water Resources Prop 84 grant. The program seeks to replace water wasting toilets by offering participants a $100 rebate on a qualified purchase of a new 1.6 Gallon per Flush WaterSense compliant toilet. The program is limited to the first 214 qualified applicants and is limited to units constructed prior to 1994. Please see the the Low Flow Toilet Rebate Application for the program guidelines. If you have any questions, please call the District office at 530-583-4692.