With summer approaching, now is a great time to evaluate your home and landscape water needs – your lawn and garden may not be as thirsty as you think, and there could be an undetected leak inside your home running up your bill.
The Santa Clara Valley Water District is pleased to offer a new two-part program, which includes a FREE Water Wise Outdoor Survey and a FREE Do-It-Yourself Water Wise Indoor Survey Kit. You can participate in either – or both – parts.
California has an arid climate and history has shown how quickly the weather can change from wet to dry. Because we don’t know what the future will bring, it’s important that we all continue practicing good water conservation habits to preserve our water supplies into the future.
Water Wise Outdoor Survey:
Who is eligible? Santa Clara County single-family homes and small multi-family sites (under ½ acre) can have a trained landscape professional complete a free comprehensive evaluation of their irrigation system.
Why should you register? There are two reasons to take advantage of the Water Wise Outdoor Survey: 1) to identify problems with your irrigation system and 2) to receive important feedback from a trained professional to help you adjust your system to achieve maximum water use efficiency.
To schedule an inspection, call our Water Conservation Hotline at (408) 630-2554 or click here.
San Jose Water Company customers should request a Water Audit by calling (408) 279-7900.
Multi-family or commercial sites over ½ acre may be eligible for a Large Landscape Survey.
For more information visit: http://www.valleywater.org/Programs/LandscapeSurveyInformation.aspx.
Do-It-Yourself Water Wise Indoor Survey:
Santa Clara County residents can obtain a Do-It-Yourself Water Wise Indoor Survey Kit, which includes step-by-step instructions for conducting a quick and easy in-home survey to identify leaky faucets and toilets, and test water flow rates. Check out our Do-It-Yourself Water Wise Indoor Survey video demonstrations and see how easy it is to conduct this in-home survey.
The booklet includes space to record your survey results and a form to request free water conservation items, such as a toilet flapper, low flow showerhead and faucet aerators. Once you install these water savers, you will see a how these little changes can make a big difference.
Request your DIY Water Wise Indoor Kit today by calling our Water Conservation Hotline at (408) 630-2554 or click here. The kit is also available in Spanish and Vietnamese.
Get with the program, get water wise today!
We made the call and you gave it your all! We really appreciate Santa Clara County residents stepping up to the plate during the drought to conserve. In 2016, Santa Clara County used 28 percent less water than was used in 2013, exceeding the board’s water use reduction target of 20 percent. Now that’s awesome team work!
The district encourages you to continue practicing the good water-saving habits you adopted over the last few years because we’ve already proved that working together we can make a difference.
Let’s all take the VOW to keep saving water and make water conservation a California way of life!