Tuesday, June 30, 2009
We Want Your Water-Saving Ideas
We Want Your Water Saving Ideas
With CCWD’s Drought Management Plan nearly two months old, most of our customers are saving water….thank you and keep up the good work.
Our question is: how have you done it? We want to tell those who are having trouble what our successful customers are doing. So let us know if you’ve cut back on your outside watering, are taking shorter showers, did you buy a new high-efficiency clothes washer? Let us know what works. We’ll spread your knowledge and help others save. Send an e-mail or call (925) 688-8175.
Wait for Home Water Surveys Shorter Now
One of our most popular and useful services is the free Home Water Use Survey, where one of our water-saving experts will come to your home and show you how to save water.We’ve been offering these free surveys for more than 10 years. When the Drought Management Program was first announced in the spring, many people signed up and we had a long waiting list. We’ve worked our way through the list, and now the wait is much more manageable. Even if you had a survey a few years ago, and feel you might need a refresher, we’ll be happy to come back to your home and fine tune your water saving efforts. This is what we’ll do in the free survey
* Provide useful conservation tips to help you meet your Drought Management Program goals.
* Inspect irrigation stations, and provide a checklist of suggested improvements.
Provide irrigation scheduling information to assist you with programming your timer.
Check for signs of leaks
Demonstrate how to read your water meter and use it to monitor your use.
Provide high-efficiency showerheads and kitchen faucet aerators, if needed.
This free service is offered to residential customers in the CCWD service area.
. Sign up for a FREE Home Water Use Survey online. We'll call you to schedule a date.
Our New Water Calculator Helps Fine Tune Your Water Savings
If you’ve had a home water survey done, you know exactly how much water each of your irrigation systems uses per minute. Now, you can easily use that information – and our new online calculator – to fine tune your watering schedule, and know exactly how much water you’re saving.
Just enter the figures, and we’ll do the math instantly. You can make adjustments, and see how those ideas affect your water use.
More, More, More 'Mulch, Mulch, Mulch' Coupons
Last month, we introduced our “Mulch, Mulch, Mulch” program, in which you can print a coupon to get a discount on the price of mulch, which will save a lot of water in your garden.
Since then, we’ve added seven new locations and even better coupons, including Orchard Supply Hardware’s three stores within the District, four local Navlet’s centers and Village Nurseries in Brentwood. We’ve got coupons that will give you substantial discounts, whether you’re buying mulch in bulk or in bags.
Our Smart Car Wash discount program continues as well. You can use these coupons as often as you like to save money and water.
Posted by Jim Freschi at 4:50 PM