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Water Conservation Mandate
El Toro Water District (ETWD) has always provided our customers with a safe, adequate and reliable supply of water and wastewater service in an environmentally and economically responsible way. Our state-of-the-art system is operated and maintained to competitively and reliably serve you today and for generations to come. Unfortunately, our good stewardship is no longer enough to combat the very serious drought conditions that exist. This drought is different than any we have experienced before, caused by a confluence of issues that cannot be solved by rainfall alone. Following three straight years of below-average rainfall, very low snowmelt runoff and the largest court-ordered water transfer restrictions in state history, El Toro Water District is forced to require mandatory common sense water conservation measures and water rationing. This action is a direct result of the cutbacks and rationing that was forced upon ETWD by our major water supplier, Metropolitan Water District of Southern California. However, we believe that together we can change our consumption habits. If everyone does their part, then we can get through this crisis, and create a new standard of environmental stewardship.
Click here to download the ETWD Water Shortage brochure.
A Note from ETWD
El Toro Water District’s Board of Directors has approved the 2009 Water Conservation and Water Supply Shortage Ordinance that provides a list of rules and regulations that we must all begin to implement immediately. Due to worsening conditions, the Board has declared a “Level 1 - Water Alert”. Although you may not receive a water bill, violation of prohibitions may subject you or your Mutual/ Association/Landlord to administrative citations and/or fines.