Every type of business — those with or without landscaping, from industrial to store-front — can save water and cut down on water bills with just a few simple steps. Not only will water conservation help guarantee a reliable water source in coming years, but it is also fiscally responsible. Conserving water is good business.
Water Conservation for Businesses
The Castaic Lake Water Agency is constantly working to help Santa Clarita Valley businesses save water and money. By making changes to daily operations, every type of businesses can help ensure a reliable water source in coming years. Make a commitment to water conservation today and significantly lower water bills by following the checklist below.
- Designate a water efficiency coordinator. The water conservation coordinator will involve employees in your business’ efficiency efforts and will assist in the implementation of water conservation practices. This person should review the water bill monthly for indications of leaks, spikes in water use or other problems.
- Check out our Large Landscape and Commercial, Industrial and Institutional Programs for weather-based controller rebates and landscape modification rebates.
- Determine your business’ water conservation goals and the steps needed to reach those goals. Involve employees by teaching water awareness and post signs at your facility to create awareness of water conservation practices.
- Request landscape staff reduce outdoor watering to no more than three times per week between 2 a.m. and 6 a.m. and for no longer than 5 minutes per station. Regularly check and fix broken sprinkler heads and look for water runoff.
- Install water-saving devices at the workplace such as high efficiency toilets, urinals and faucet aerators. As you replace other equipment at your business, consider equipment that uses less water.
- Dry sweep pavement, sidewalks and driveways instead of hosing them down.
- Incorporate drought-tolerant plants into landscaping and group plants that have the same watering requirements together.
- Detect and immediately repair all leaks. Leaks can be detected by periodically shutting off water valves and reading water meters. If a dial on the meter moves, then water is being is still being used and there may be a leak.
Questions? Contact CLWA’s Water Conservation Coordinator at 661-297-1600