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Water Conservation

Water Conservation Crucial as Governor Jerry Brown Declares Drought

Governor Brown has declared a statewide drought emergency and is asking all Californians to reduce their water use by 20 percent. California is experiencing a serious drought and the state will be challenged to meet its water needs in the upcoming year.

Calendar year 2013 was the driest year in recorded history for many areas of California, and current conditions suggest no change is in sight for 2014.

Water conservation is always important in California, but this year no Californian can afford to waste any water. We all need to do our part.

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Water Conservation Links
Water conservation is important, the following are links to city and other community website on water conservation: 

Laguna Woods City: Water Works (scroll down to find the newsletter Water Works) 

El Toro Water District: Conservation.

Orange County Watersheds: OC Watersheds Program.

Irvine Ranch Water District: Always Water Smart.

Environmental Protection Agency: Water Pollution Prevention.

Soil and Water Conservation Society

SoCal Water$mart Rebates Available for High Efficiency Clothes Washers and Toilets

If you have or are planning to install a high-efficiency clothes washer or toilet in your unit, save the receipt! You may be eligible for a rebate through the SoCal Water$mart Program.

The SoCal Water$mart Program is Metropolitan Water District’s (MWD) region-wide program for the residential sector, designed to capture water and cost savings through water efficient product rebates. Rebates are available for homeowners throughout MWD territory for the purchase of water-saving indoor and outdoor products. Qualifying products include high-efficiency clothes washers and high-efficiency toilets. Laguna Woods homeowners are eligible to receive the SoCal Water$mart Rebates.

Apply online at, or call the MWD SoCal Water$mart Program hotline at 1-888-376-3314. When filling out the application, please write “HOA Pays Bills” for the billing name.

Please note: some residents were denied a rebate because zip code 92637 was erroneously classified as a commercial area by MWD. This error has been corrected by MWD. If you previously applied for a rebate and were denied because you were told you were a commercial account, you may reapply.

Ways to Save Water
El Toro Water District has some helpful tips on how to conserve water. Have you ever been interested in knowing what you can do to save water, but weren’t sure how to go about it?