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  • Do You Have a Leak? | East Valley Water District, CA - Official Website
    per day To test your toilets for leaks put a few drops of food coloring or leak detection tablets into the tank of the toilet Do not flush the toilet for 15 minutes If colored water appears in the bowl your toilet has a leak You can also detect a toilet leak by listening to see if you toilet runs when they are not in use A running toilet can waste up to 5 gallons per minute Repairing a toilet leak is usually simple and can often be done by replacing the flapper or fill valve or adjusting the float Check for Invisible or Slow Leaks Reading your meter often will help detect invisible or slow leaks making it more likely you ll catch a leak early Turn off all water taps inside and outside your home Record the meter reading and return in 2 to 3 hours to check for movement If the meter reading has changed you may have a leak Many meters have a small triangle on the meter face designed to detect even small leaks If this triangle is moving when you have all water off inside and outside your home you may have a leak Is the Leak Inside or Outside To find out if a leak is inside or outside your home try monitoring the meter with the house valve turned off If there is movement on the meter while the house valve is off the water leak is outside Check Your Yard Sprinkler System If certain areas of your yard are always wet or muddy check for leaks in your sprinkler system Also check for broken sprinkler heads Broken sprinkler heads spray excessive amounts of water and need to be replaced To learn more about how to save water and check for leaks

    Original URL path: http://www.eastvalley.org/231/Do-You-Have-a-Leak (2016-04-29)
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  • Fix a Leak Week | East Valley Water District, CA - Official Website
    make sure to look for ones with the WaterSense Label Be on the lookout for irrigation leaks An irrigation system should be checked each spring before use to make sure there are no leaks A leak in an irrigation system about the thickness of a dime can waste about 6 300 gallons of water per month That s the amount of water needed to take more than 360 showers Common household leaks like showerheads toilets and faucets can be eliminated after retrofitting with new WaterSense labeled fixtures To learn more about how you can get a rebate for a WaterSense toilet and showerhead visit our conservation rebate page Not sure if you have a leak Try this Check your water meter before and after a 2 hour period when no water is being used Record the number on the meter before and if after the 2 hour period the read is not exactly the same you probably have a leak If your showerhead is leaking at 10 drips per minute you could be wasting more than 500 gallons per year That s the same amount of water it takes to wash 60 loads of dishes in your dishwasher You can end the waste by replacing that leaking showerhead with a new WaterSense approved showerhead and qualify for a 30 rebate from EVWD Learn more about a showerhead rebate by visiting our rebate page Don t forget to check your garden hose for leaks Check the hose for leaks at its connection to the spigot If it leaks while you run your hose replace the nylon or rubber hose washer and ensure a tight connections to the spigot using pipe tape and a wrench Want to learn more about how to be efficient in your home Visit https www3 epa gov

    Original URL path: http://www.eastvalley.org/324/Fix-a-Leak-Week (2016-04-29)
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  • Water Saving Garden Friendly Program | East Valley Water District, CA - Official Website
    university institute conservation district and local botanic garden Water Wise Workshops Garden Friendly Plant List Title Notify Me Search Facebook Twitter Google Pinterest Delicious Stumble Upon Blogger LinkedIn Windows Live Home My Account Printer Friendly Email Page Contact Us RSS Site Map Translate Page Notifications Documents Emergency Drought Regulation 2015 Home Water Evaluations Free Community Conservation Workshops Rebate Program Classroom Presentations How To Read Your Water Meter Do You Have

    Original URL path: http://www.eastvalley.org/221/Water-Saving-Garden-Friendly-Program (2016-04-29)
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  • Conservation Tip of the Month | East Valley Water District, CA - Official Website
    for leaks Fix a Leak Week is an annual program promoted every third week in March to check for leaks More than 1 trillion gallons of water are wasted each year in U S homes from minor water leaks Fixing easily corrected household water leaks can save homeowners about 90 gallons or more per day Keep your home leak free and participate in fix a leak week by checking your household for leaks today April Spring is a great time to check your irrigation control settings for water saving opportunities You can save thousands of gallons of water in your landscape by properly setting your irrigation controller to water your lawn with the water it needs and minimize water waste Timing is everything when watering your lawn efficiently and eliminating run off For information on how to set your controller visit wateruseitwisely com May Save your plants from the heat this summer and add mulch around shrubs and flower beds Mulch reduces water evaporation from the soil and reduces weeds Add a 2 3 inch layer of mulch to keep your plants roots cool throughout the summer Plants well insulated by a layer of mulch generally require less water June In the summer months watering your yard can account for 50 of your total water use Using less water outside can save tens of thousands of gallons of water Consider mowing the grass less often Taller grass grows deeper roots that can reach moisture further down in the soil Only reduce grass by 1 3 of its original height Optimal length is between 2 4 inches but varies for the type of grass July Use a soak and cycle method to keep your lawn healthy in a drought Water deeply but infrequently to encourage deep roots and in cycles to

    Original URL path: http://www.eastvalley.org/299/Conservation-Tip-of-the-Month (2016-04-29)
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  • Press Room | East Valley Water District, CA - Official Website
    updates Press release distribution list View previous releases East Valley Water District has an open policy with the media Please contact Kelly Malloy at 909 806 4239 with any media inquiries Title Notify Me Search Facebook Twitter Google Pinterest Delicious Stumble Upon Blogger LinkedIn Windows Live Home My Account Printer Friendly Email Page Contact Us RSS Site Map Translate Page Notifications Documents Press Releases Notify Me Conservation Pay My Bill

    Original URL path: http://www.eastvalley.org/147/Press-Room (2016-04-29)
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  • Strategic Communications Plan | East Valley Water District, CA - Official Website
    of the Strategic Communications Plan To improve and coordinate all district communications both internal and external To align EVWD s communications efforts with the district s mission To increase public awareness of EVWD s services quality and value while showcasing stakeholder benefits To develop a brand that clearly distinguishes the district s identity in the minds of stakeholders To increase overall communications effectiveness To support the district s legislative platform and grant strategy through integrated communications efforts Key Messages Before EVWD determines how they will communicate with their customers the district must first determine what they will communicate Development of key messages is a critical foundational step that must be conducted before communications strategies and objectives can be set Evaluation of input from the District Board of Directors its management and staff as well as customers and other stakeholders was critical in determining the key messages that best reflect the district s vision and community expectations These messages include Value and service EVWD s commitment to ratepayers goes beyond providing its services as affordably as possible The district strives to elevate the level of service and value it provides to each and every customer Reliability and dependability EVWD s customers have a provider that they can depend on for a reliable supply of healthy water now and in the future regardless of emergency drought or other challenges Conservation and stewardship EVWD is dedicated to ensuring that the community s precious water resources are available for future generations A critical part of this effort is educating its customers about how to use water as efficiently as possible Fiscal responsibility EVWD s desire to use financial resources as efficiently as possible influences all aspects of district decisions Stewardship of ratepayer dollars is treated with the utmost respect and care Efficient and effective

    Original URL path: http://www.eastvalley.org/228/Strategic-Communications-Plan (2016-04-29)
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  • Facility Rental | East Valley Water District, CA - Official Website
    the right choice for any special occasion Available spaces include landscaped gardens covered patios a full kitchen and numerous meeting and conference rooms Event organizers have the flexibility to plan events for 25 to 250 people And unlike other traditional venues EVWD offers these facilities as a community resource available at the lowest possible cost We look forward to sharing this space with our community Please keep us in mind for your next event For more information or to schedule a tour please call 909 889 9501 Share Your Event With Us East Valley Water District is looking to provide you with a flexible and affordable option for your next event The District s new headquarters facility was created not only to improve customer service and enhance effciency but to offer its community a gathering place From small meetings and ceremonies to large conferences and presentations the new facility on Greenspot Road in Highland has indoor and outdoor options to meet your needs Indoor sites have flexible floor plans and audiovisual support And outdoor locations offer demonstration gardens large open spaces historic citrus groves and an expansive view of our local mountains and the valley below Water features lighting and

    Original URL path: http://www.eastvalley.org/330/Facility-Rental (2016-04-29)
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  • Awards | East Valley Water District, CA - Official Website
    Presentation Award for the 2014 15 Fiscal Budget by the GFOA August 2015 Certificate of Achievement for Excellence in Financial Reporting for the 2014 Comprehensive Annual Financial Report by the GFOA September 2015 Board President of the Year by the California Special District Association CSDA October 2015 Cool Planet Award by Southern California Edison SCE and The Climate Registry TCR October 2015 Spotlight on Excellence Award by California Public Employees Retirement System CalPERS December 2015 Honorable Mention Award for the Ragan Communications and PR Daily ACE Awards for In House Public Relations Communications Team December 2015 Top Work Place Award by The Press Enterprise Editors Special Award for Innovation in Water Conservation and Recognition of Support for Hunt Elementary December 2014 Best Project Award from Engineering News Record and Architectural Engineering Project of the Year from the American Society of Civil Engineers November 2013 Distinguished Budget Presentation Award for the 2013 14 Fiscal Budget by the GFOA July 2013 Certificate of Achievement for Excellence in Financial Reporting for the 2012 Comprehensive Annual Financial Report from the GFOA May 2013 Merit Award for Successful Website Redesign Project from CAPIO Title Notify Me Search Facebook Twitter Google Pinterest Delicious Stumble Upon Blogger

    Original URL path: http://www.eastvalley.org/354/Awards (2016-04-29)
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