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Water Conservation | Moorpark, CA

Water Conservation | Moorpark, CA

Water is an indispensable resource that many of us take for granted. While safe and reliable drinking water in Moorpark is provided by the Ventura County Waterworks District 1, the benefits of clean surface waters (creeks, streams, and channels) are important as well.

DROUGHT ALERT: 15% Water Conservation Needed!

On November 17th Calleguas Municipal Water District, who provides water to the City of Moorpark via Ventura County Waterworks District 1, called on all water users within its service area to immediately reduce demands on water supplies.  The action taken by Calleguas calls for cities and local water agencies to implement voluntary or mandatory conservation, if necessary, to cut back on water use by 15 percent compared to 2020 levels.

This comes as California grapples with unprecedented drought conditions.  Water years 2020 and 2021 were the driest two-year sequence on record in the state.  In August, Lake Oroville – the main reservoir on the State Water Project – reached its lowest point ever since being filled in the 1970s (see image at right).  If drought conditions continue, the State has indicated it could constrain water deliveries to a level that may prevent any outdoor watering.

Simple actions indoors and outdoors can save water. Tips to reduce water use by 15 percent include:

  • Find and fix leaks
  • Reduce unnecessary toilet flushes
  • Reduce shower times by 1-2 minutes
  • Remove lawn and install climate-appropriate plants
  • Only wash full loads in the clothes washer and dishwasher 
  • This winter, only irrigate during extended dry periods and prioritize water for your trees

Community Resources

  • – Information on water conservation rebates (residential and commercial), grants, landscape classes, and water-wise garden inspiration.
  • – Learn what plants are native to your location.  Conserve water, make gardening more successful, and avoid wasting time and money trying to grow plants where they’re not inclined to grow.
  • Ventura County Master Gardeners – The Ventura County Master Gardeners are a volunteer group of horticulture experts who are available to provide helpful answers to gardening questions. They also hold seminars at various locations throughout the county. They are a great resource for those who are trying to create a water wise garden or landscape at their home.
  • Water Conservation – Read about the City´s water conservation efforts.
  • Water Wise Gardening – This website provides assistance with selecting drought-tolerant plants for your yard.

City of Moorpark Drought Action Plan

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Pollutant Prevention

Issues with surface water quality can threaten the well-being of our ecosystems, wildlife, and public health at local beaches. The City of Moorpark makes it a priority to prevent pollutants from entering storm drains which lead to waterways such as creeks, bays, and the ocean.

The city also makes it a priority to encourage its residents to do their part by using water in a sustainable and responsible manner.

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Paul Schnieber - CalDRE: 01979022

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