Water Conservation

Water Awareness & Conservation

Conserving water has continued to be one of the City’s top priorities and since Hesperia is a desert city, saving water must be a consistent, year-round effort. Simply implementing a few conservation techniques can help save water in our community and save you a buck or two at home.

Below you will find water-saving tips for indoors and outdoors.

Conserve Indoors

Conserving water indoors can be one of the easiest ways to help save water, from simply shortening shower times to shutting off water when brushing your teeth, there are many different ways you can increase your water conservation efforts inside your home. Here are just a few:

The Alliance for Water Awareness and Conservation (AWAC) provides a number of ideas both in and out of the home aimed at our local High Desert region.
Save Indoors - AWAC

Conserve Outdoors

AWAC also offers a generous amount of material on how to save water outdoors with specific ideas and techniques from High Desert native landscaping to suggested water schedules. To find out more, simply click the link to their site below.

Save Outdoors - AWAC

Drought Tolerant Landscaping

Like to do things yourself? There are many benefits to implementing a drought tolerant landscape or home garden, but if you've been interested in starting your own and just can't seem to find out how then check out

www.expertise.com's special home and garden how-to. With step-by-step guides and walkthroughs, even gardening beginners will find that taking your landscape up a notch will be a piece of cake.

Mandatory Water Conservation Restrictions

1) Use of potable water applied to outdoor landscaping in a way that causes water to runoff onto adjacent property, non-irrigated areas, private and public walkways, roadways, parking lots, or structures (essentially any irrigation water leaving the premises) is prohibited;

2) Washing a motor vehicle with a hose that uses potable water, unless the hose is fitted with a shut-off device that immediately stops the hose from dispensing water when not in use is not permitted;

3) No applying potable water to driveways and sidewalks; and

4) Using potable water in a fountain or other decorative water feature, unless the water is part of a recirculating system is prohibited.

5) No use of potable water for outdoor landscapes during and within 48 hours of
measurable rainfall.

6) Hotels and motels are required to provide guests with the option of choosing not to have towels and linens laundered daily and shall prominently display notice of such option in each guestroom.

7) HMC 14.04.170C.2.(a), (b), (c) and (d) of Stage No. 2:
a. Parks, Golf Courses, and School Grounds. Parks, golf courses (municipal and
private) and school grounds which use water provided by the district shall be
irrigated between the hours of eleven p.m. and five a.m., or such other times as may be determined appropriate by the district. Additionally, turf areas in excess of one thousand (1,000) square feet will be required to use soil moisture sensors and rain shut-off valves as part of their irrigation system.
c. Run-Off and Wash-Down. No water provided by the district shall be used for the
purposes of wash-down of hard surfaces such as driveways, sidewalks, and parking
lot areas, except as specifically permitted by the district for public health and safety reasons such as wash-down of flammable or otherwise dangerous liquids or
substances. Any water used on a premises that is allowed to escape the premises
and run-off into gutters or storm drains shall be considered a waste of water.
d. Drinking water provided by restaurants. Restaurants are requested not to provide drinking water to patrons except by request.
1) Serving of drinking water in eating or drinking establishments, including but
not limited to restaurants, hotels, cafes, cafeterias, bars or other public places
where food or drink are served and/or purchased shall be upon customer
request only.

8) Prohibition of irrigation of landscapes with potable water outside newly constructed homes and buildings inconsistent with regulations or other requirements established by the California Building Standards Commission.

Save Our Water

The City of Hesperia is proud to be a partner with Save Our Water in an effort to preserve our most important natural resource for future generations. If you would like to view how the Save Our Water project is helping Californian's find new ways to conserve water, visit their site here.

Questions? Please visit our Frequently Asked Questions page for more information on some of the most commonly asked questions regarding water conservation and restrictions on usage. 


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