to view the Vista Irrigation District Board of Directors meeting schedule for 2015.
The Vista Irrigation District is offering a free Homeowner Landscape Workshop on Saturday, May 2, 2015 from 10:00 AM to 1:00 PM. Subjects to be covered include: site analysis, soil preparation, plant selection and placement, irrigation and utilizing rainwater as a resource. There are a limited number of spaces available so registration is required. Call (760) 597-3107 or e-mail email@example.com
to register. Please provide your name, address and daytime telephone number when enrolling for the workshop.
Are you proud of your water-wise landscape? VID is partnering with other water agencies to offer incentives for homeowners that have installed landscapes that are attractive and water efficient. The California Friendly Landscape Contest is an opportunity for homeowners to showcase their yards and have an opportunity to win a $250 gift certificate at a local nursery. Contest applications are available at our office located at 1391 Engineer Street in Vista or on-line at www.landscapecontest.com
. The deadline for submitting an application is April 10, 2015.
to view a copy of the Vista Irrigation District's current Consumer Confidence Report, also known as the annual water quality report.
Water your landscape only when it needs it.
Keep in mind that cool spells and rainfall reduce the need for watering. Adjust your automatic clocks accordingly (and remember to check your automatic clock after a power outage, it may need resetting).
Water your landscape long enough for water to seep down to the roots where it is needed but not so long as to allow runoff.
We recommend for the soil types in our area a schedule of 5 to 7 minutes per irrigation station. Watering more frequently rather than for longer periods is more water efficient.
Water during the cool parts of the day.
Watering during the early morning or evening prevents loss of water due to evaporation and wind. Remember the Water Supply Response Program prohibits watering with your irrigation system between 10:00 a.m. and 6:00 p.m.
Do not water the gutter.
Position your sprinklers so that water lands on your lawn or garden, not on concrete or other paved areas. Periodically check your irrigation system for broken sprinkler heads or heads that may need readjusting.
Plant drought-resistant trees and plants.
Many beautiful trees and plants thrive without irrigation in the limited rainfall of our semi-arid region.
Put a layer of mulch around trees and plants.
Mulch slows the evaporation of moisture and also helps keep down the weeds.
Use a broom to clean driveways, sidewalks and steps.
Using a hose wastes hundreds of gallons of water.
Do not run the hose while washing your car.
Soap down your car from a pail of soapy water. Use a hose, equipped with a positive shut off nozzle, to rinse it off.Check for leaks in pipes, hoses, faucets and couplings.
Leaks outside the house can be extremely wasteful, especially when they occur in your main water line or irrigation system. To check for hidden leaks in your pipes, shut off all faucets and taps around the house for 15 minutes. If the water meter reading advances during that time, you have a leak.
For more information on our water conservation programs, view our Water Conservation
page or call our Water Conservation Department at (760) 597-3160.
Tired of writing so many checks and paying for postage? Take advantage of our Direct Pay Program. This convenient service is now available to VID customers. We can automatically withdraw the amount of your water bill from your checking account on the day your bill is due. You still receive a bill to let you how much will be withdrawn from your account. Call our Customer Service Department at (760) 597-3120 for more details, or download the Direct Payment (25K) application.