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  • Do-It-Yourself Water Survey | Marin Municipal Water District - Official Website
    Home Water Survey To track your findings print the Survey Form and fill it out as you work through the activities Mail the completed form to MMWD to receive free water conservation items such as water efficient showerheads and faucet aerators to replace high flow ones If your home is already efficient we still want to hear from you Mail in the survey form to receive a small thank you gift If you have questions about the survey please call us at 415 945 1520 Thank you for your interest in water efficiency and for helping to conserve this precious resource Step By Step Guide Step One Check the Meter for Leaks Your water meter is an important conservation tool Find out how to read your meter and determine if there is a leak in your plumbing Step Two Isolate the Leak Learn how to use the main shutoff valves to pinpoint whether a leak is in the house or in the irrigation system Step Three Check for Toilet Leaks How to tell if you have a leaky toilet the most common culprit for indoor leaks Step Four Check for Other Leaks From dripping faucets to moisture damage here are clues the home leak detective should look for Step Five Indoor Water Use Check the flow rates of faucets showerheads and toilets and see how much water you could be saving with high efficiency fixtures and appliances Step Six Outdoor Water Use Give your irrigation system a complete check up find watering guidelines and reduce water waste from your swimming pool Documents Do It Yourself Home Water Survey Complete Survey Form How to Read Your Meter How to Check Your Toilet s Flush Volume Irrigation Checklist Title Notify Me Do It Yourself Water Survey Schedule a Water Use Survey Tier

    Original URL path: http://marinwater.org/149/Do-It-Yourself-Water-Survey (2016-04-29)
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  • Water Waste Prevention | Marin Municipal Water District - Official Website
    systems that are not repaired within 48 hours of discovery or notification from the district whichever occurs first Irrigation systems that allow water to pond on the site over water or overspray the areas being watered to the point where water is collecting and or creating runoff The use of non recirculating decorative water fountains Any excess water runoff flowing onto the public right of way at a rate of one gallon per minute or greater with the exception of stormwater and naturally occurring groundwater What Is Allowed We often receive questions about the following two water uses Under current regulations these are not prohibited However due to the drought we encourage customers to postpone these activities or find water saving alternatives when possible Power washing of buildings as required for occasional construction activities as long as water runoff is not flowing into the public right of way at a rate of one gallon per minute or greater Washing of vehicles with a hand held hose as long as the hose is equipped with a shutoff nozzle and water runoff is not flowing into the public right of way at a rate of one gallon per minute or greater See fish friendly car washing tips from Marin County Stormwater Pollution Prevention Program Reporting Water Waste Few people intentionally waste water in most cases they simply don t know the rules or don t realize they have a leak or malfunction in their system By reporting water waste you are helping MMWD educate the community about water waste Here s how it works If you spot a leak or other water waste activity please consider talking to your neighbor or to the business owner We find in most cases they are unaware of the problem and appreciate a neighborly alert Alternatively

    Original URL path: http://marinwater.org/171/Water-Waste-Prevention (2016-04-29)
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  • Marin Municipal Water District - Official Website
    you may have a leak 2 Take shorter showers Even with an efficient showerhead shaving just a couple of minutes off of each shower still saves water Bonus points for also turning off the water while you lather and shampoo 3 Turn off the tap Turn of the tap whenever possible This includes when shaving brushing your teeth washing dishes and even lathering your hands 4 Settle the dishwasher debate Using your dishwasher is typically more efficient than washing dishes by hand most dishwashers use only 5 7 gallons per load Be sure to always wash full loads scrape food into the trash instead of relying on the disposal which requires water and pre soak dishes beforehand in a small basin rather than rinsing under a running tap 5 Report any leaks to your building manager Dripping fixtures here and there may not seem like a big deal but according to the EPA a leaky faucet that drips at the rate of one drip per second can waste more than 3 000 gallons per year That s enough for more than 180 showers 6 Push yourself to try new things With much of California in crisis now is the perfect opportunity to try things you haven t done before Use a small bucket to collect water from your shower as you re waiting for it to heat up then use it to water indoor plants or flush toilets 7 Wash only full loads of laundry It may not be convenient to lug a full basket to an inconvenient location but the water savings can be well worth the sweat Since older machines can use up to 30 40 gallons per load you ll want to make sure each load is as full as possible 8 Don t ignore community landscaping

    Original URL path: http://marinwater.org/blog.aspx?iid=69 (2016-04-29)
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  • Businesses | Marin Municipal Water District - Official Website
    bottom line and conserving our precious water resources Water use surveys Schedule a free onsite water use assessment for your business Rebates High efficiency toilets High efficiency urinals Irrigation improvements Water entitlements Did you know that the water bill for your business is directly related to your meter s water budget and entitlement level Learn more about water entitlements Table tents and linen cards Under the district s water conservation requirements restaurants may serve drinking water only upon request and hotels and other lodging establishments must offer customers the option to decline daily laundering of linens and towels To help you get out the word to your customers MMWD is offering free table tents and linen cards while supplies last To place an order please email the Water Conservation Department More resources WaterSense at Work Best Management Practices for Commercial and Institutional Facilities This online guide from the U S Environmental Protection Agency EPA can help facility owners and managers better control their water use The guide offers water efficient options for equipment retrofits and replacement tips to reduce a facility s water use evaluation methods case studies and more Title Notify Me About Water Entitlements Schedule a Water Use

    Original URL path: http://marinwater.org/138/Businesses (2016-04-29)
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  • Gardens & Landscapes | Marin Municipal Water District - Official Website
    a free indoor outdoor water use consultation Marin Friendly Garden Walk Receive a free residential garden evaluation from a Marin Master Gardener and get water wise tips for a beautiful healthy landscape Visit the Marin Master Gardeners website to learn more Call 415 473 4204 to schedule Falkirk Greenhouse and Demonstration Gardens Marin Master Gardeners in partnership with Falkirk Cultural Center the City of San Rafael and MMWD have created several demonstration gardens that illustrate water conservation practices irrigation methods low water use plantings a variety of mulches composting hydrozoning and planting to promote beneficial creatures in your garden They exemplify how beautiful a low water use garden can be Learn more Rebates Laundry to landscape system components Organic mulch Pool covers Rain barrels State of California turf replacement rebate Weekly Watering Schedule Not sure how much water your garden needs Use our Weekly Watering Schedule as a guide Water Conservation Requirements Planning a landscape project Find information on current water conservation requirements More Resources Sheet mulching guide Water wise plants Rainwater harvesting Graywater Find a landscape professional Swimming pool tips Save Our Water Sprinklers 101 Title Notify Me Find a Landscape Professional Graywater Rainwater Harvesting Schedule a Large Landscape

    Original URL path: http://marinwater.org/153/Gardens-Landscapes (2016-04-29)
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  • Marin-Friendly Garden Tour 2016 | Marin Municipal Water District - Official Website
    feature inspiring homegrown and professionally designed gardens that demonstrate a wide variety of environmentally friendly gardening practices This year we are bringing the gardens to you virtually Now you can take your time and visit these exciting gardens online at your leisure as many times as you like The first gardens will be posted in early summer Check back periodically to see additional gardens as we continue to add them throughout the year Please note Due to access and parking constraints at many of these gardens the traditional garden tour originally scheduled for May 7 2016 will not be taking place Share Your Marin Friendly Garden We re looking for more beautiful and inspiring gardens to feature on the Marin Friendly Virtual Garden Tour Interested in sharing your environmentally friendly garden online with others Learn more and download an application form Title Notify Me Businesses Gardens Landscapes Garden Tour 2016 Homes Links Professional Training Rebates School Education Program Water Conservation Requirements Water Waste Prevention MMWD Quick Links Blog Think Blue Marin Employment Opportunities Form Center Notify Me Online Bill Pay QuickLinks aspx Connect With Us Helpful Links Contact Us Privacy Policy Site Map Accessibility Copyright Notices Powered by CivicPlus QuickLinks

    Original URL path: http://marinwater.org/427/Garden-Tour-2016 (2016-04-29)
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  • Homes | Marin Municipal Water District - Official Website
    a Water Use Survey page Green House Calls Free indoor efficiency assessments from California Youth Energy Services CYES are available to all Marin County residents CYES will also install free energy and water saving equipment Visit risingsunenergy org or call 510 665 1501 ext 5 to schedule Rebates High efficiency clothes washers High efficiency toilets Hot water recirculating systems Laundry to landscape system components Organic mulch Pool covers Rain barrels Free Showerheads and Faucet Aerators We have free high efficiency showerheads and faucet aerators available for your home Drop by our office at 220 Nellen Avenue in Corte Madera weekdays 8 a m 4 30 p m to pick up yours Water Conservation Requirements Planning a home remodel project Find information on current water conservation requirements More Resources Learn how your water bill is calculated How to Be a Leak Detective Suspect water thief in your home or yard Nab em with these tips How to Read Your Meter Your water meter is an important conservation tool that can help you monitor your water use and detect leaks in your household plumbing Home Water Works Calculator How much water do you use How do you compare Answer a few simple

    Original URL path: http://marinwater.org/148/Homes (2016-04-29)
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  • Marin Municipal Water District - Official Website
    form to order free copies of outreach materials For questions contact publicInformation marinwater org or 415 945 1196 Your Name Email Address in case of questions Would you like to be added to an email list to receive periodic drought updates Yes No Address for Delivery of Materials Drought Watch Removable Stickers 3 x 3 inch English Stickers Spanish Stickers Drought Watch Fliers English on one side and Spanish on the other side A list of outdoor water use prohibitions within MMWD s service area A list of outdoor water use prohibitions within MMWD s service area Fliers 3 5 x 8 5 inches Drought Watch Posters English on one side and Spanish on the other side A list of outdoor water use prohibitions within MMWD s service area A list of outdoor water use prohibitions within MMWD s service area Posters 11 x 17 inches Shower Stickers and Posters English Shower Stickers Removable Spanish Shower Stickers Removable Shower Posters 8 5 x 11 Specialty Items for Businesses Restaurant Table Tents Hotel Linen Reuse Cards Comments or Questions Thank you for helping to conserve water Your order will be sent within 5 business days by regular U S mail Your

    Original URL path: http://marinwater.org/FormCenter/Conservation-Forms-4/Drought-Outreach-Materials-52 (2016-04-29)
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