For water conservation tips and how you can do more to save our most precious resource, please visit the following websites for more information:
View Map of Water District boundaries
|Eastern Municipal||Rebate Info||(800) 426-3693|
|Elsinore Valley||(951) 674-3146|
|Rancho California||Rebate Info||(951) 296-6900|
|Western Municipal Water District||Rebate Info||(951) 571-7100|
Water Saving Tips and Information
|SaveOurWater.com||Water Conservation at Home|
|Home Advice Guide||Mono Lake|
|Tips for Wise-Use Indoors||Water Cycle|
|Kids Water Conservation Resources|
City’s Efforts on Water Conservation
With the Governor having declared a State of Emergency with regard to drought conditions for this current season coupled with the fact that the four Murrieta water districts have, over the years, consistently increased their water rates as well as initiated a tiering system for “over” consumption, the City of Murrieta and its Community Services District has taken proactive measures to reduce its water costs and use. Staff has done this by changing out old technology with Smart Irrigation Controllers, by exchanging overhead spray systems with drip (point-to-point) irrigation, and by replacing outdated landscape with water-wise material.
In addition, staff is making modifications in the Landscape Lighting Districts, which have their own funding sources. Examples of these projects include converting to drip irrigation in Landscape Lighting Districts for Western Pacific, Murrieta Ranchos, Lincoln Ranch, Warm Springs, Greer Ranch, Mapleton, and Murrieta Oaks.
Although a number of areas have already been addressed, more needs to be done to lessen the impact. Staff has identified a number of projects using high quantities of water that as additional funding becomes available will result in water savings over time. A few of these projects include reductions in turf along streetscapes and within parks at the following locations:
1. Rancho Acacia Park
2. Streetscape along the remainder of California Oaks Road
3. Streetscape along Jackson Avenue at the Colony
4. Streetscape along Nutmeg Street at Via de Gema Linda
5. Sycamore Park
6. Valley Vista Park
7. Glen Arbor Park
8. Large slope areas in Saratoga Springs
9. Streetscape along Clinton Keith Road
10. Streetscape and slope along Club View Drive
Work is already in progress for Rancho Acacia Park as well as the streetscape along Nutmeg Street at Via de Gema Linda near Glen Arbor Park.
Water is a valuable resource and the public plays an important role in minimizing waste. The City of Murrieta encourages the public to report broken irrigation by contacting the Community Services Department.