to view the Vista Irrigation District Board of Directors meeting schedule for 2014.
The Vista Irrigation District is offering a free Homeowner Landscape Workshop on Saturday, October 18, 2014 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 firstname.lastname@example.org
to register. Please provide your name, address and daytime telephone number when enrolling for the workshop.
August 28, 2014 - Some Vista Irrigation District (VID) customers may have noticed an earthy, musty taste or odor to their water. The earthy taste and odor is due to an algae bloom from Lake Skinner in Temecula, which serves as a source of water to San Diego County. The algae bloom poses no health risk, and the water is safe to drink and use normally. Efforts have been made to utilize other water sources until conditions in Lake Skinner return to normal. If you have any further questions, please contact our office at (760) 597-3100.
After three consecutive dry years, Governor Brown declared a statewide emergency and the State approved emergency regulations to ensure water agencies and their customers increased water conservation efforts. Consistent with the State's emergency regulations, the Vista Irrigation District Board of Directors has declared a Level 2 Water Conservation condition and will be implementing mandatory water conservation measures effective August 16. Click here
for the list of Level 2 mandatory water conservation measures.
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.