Water is the Earth’s most precious resource.
We must use water wisely to ensure we have an adequate, high-quality water supply, both now and in the future. Not only do conservation efforts help save this precious resource, they can also help reduce water bills. Below are some helpful hints and brochures that will help you to conserve water on a regular basis.
How to Check for Leaks
While you’re carefully watching your water usage, it’s important to make sure that water is not slipping away due to undetected leaks in your system. Here’s a simple procedure that can tell you if you have a leak and how much water you’re losing.
1. Locate your water meter. It is usually near the street in front of your home.
2. Read the meter twice — first at night after the day’s water use has ended, and again in the morning before any water is used.
3. Subtract the first number from the second reading to tell how much water (if any) leaked out overnight.
4. If you suspect a leak, your pipes and connections should be checked and repaired quickly.
The toilet is a common source of unnoticed leaks. Undetected, hundreds of gallons of water can be wasted each day. Often leaks occur when the toilet is out of adjustment or parts are worn. Listening carefully for the sound of running water is a good way to detect a possible leak. Food coloring or a dye tablet added to the tank will also reveal water leaking into the toilet bowl. Drop it in the tank and don’t flush. If the water in the bowl turns color, you have a leak.
Moapa Valley Water Conservation Plan
The most effective way for a water system to improve its water use efficiency is to develop and implement a water conservation plan. A water conservation plan is a written document developed by a public drinking water system that evaluates current and projected water use, assesses infrastructure, operations, and management practices, and describes actions to be taken to reduce water losses, waste, or consumption and increase the efficiency with which water is used, treated, stored, and transmitted. In April 2014, the Moapa Valley Water District adopted its updated Water Conservation Plan. Click to view the entire plan.
Conservation Plan Documents:
Moapa Valley Water Conservation Brochures
These brochures should provide some tips and tricks to conserve water in the home and The Moapa Valley Water District has a Desert Demonstration Garden in front of the main office. The last brochure has pictures and descriptions of the trees and plants that are in the Demonstration Garden. Feel free to print or pick up this brochure or one of our many others in our main office.
Water Conservation Documents:
Water Conservation Links & Resources
- Allowable and Not Allowable under Water Conservation -(Link Broken)
- American Rivers Conserving Water-(Link Broken)
- Conservation Tips
- Conserve Water In And Around The Home
- Drought Preparedness
- Garden Tips for Water Conservation-(Link Broken)
- More Conservation Ideas
- Tips for Water Conservation-(Link Broken)
- Tips on how to Conserve Water
- Water – Use it Wisely
- Water Conservation Checklist-(Link Broken)
- Water Conservation Recommendations
- Water Meter-(Link Broken)
- Water Saving Tips-(Link Broken)
- Water Saving Tips In the Bathroom
- Why Conserve Water
- The Clean Water Act
- United States Environmental Protection Association
- US Geological Survey
- Drinking Water Storage-(Link Broken)
- Emergency Storage Information