to view the Vista Irrigation District Board of Directors meeting schedule for 2014.
On January 17, 2014, Governor Jerry Brown declared a statewide drought emergency and called for all Californians reduce their water use by 20%.
While our water wholesalers, the Metropolitan Water District of Southern California and the San Diego County Water Authority, have indicated that their supplies are sufficient for 2014, both agencies have enacted the first level of their drought response plans and are requesting customers to voluntarily conserve.
The Vista Irrigation District is also asking customers to voluntarily conserve and to continue to implement the water-use efficiency practices set forth in Level 1 of the District’s Water Supply Response Program, such as not washing down paved surfaces, eliminating irrigation run-off and over-spray and repairing leaks within five days of receiving notification from the District. For a complete list of Level 1 water-use efficiency practices click here
to view a copy of the District's current annual water quality report, also known as the Consumer Confidence Report (CCR).
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.