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Water Conservation

Need for Water Conservation
Water conservation is an important factor in a water utility's day-to-day operations. While the incentive to conserve water is not strictly limited to economic or engineering considerations, it can be instrumental in extending inadequate water supply, reducing energy consumption, compensating for service deficiencies, reducing wastewater flows, and minimizing the demands of rapid population growth. Institutional, legal, environmental and political parameters affect the degree of water conservation attainable. 

Conservation can be difficult but being aware of steps to conserve water can be empowering. Simple steps such as not letting the faucet run while brushing one’s teeth or making sure that there is no water leaks can add up to alot of water saving and help our community to continue its growth.

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

An Important Conservation Message from El Toro Water District

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?

Water Use for Common Activities
Brushing Teeth—3 gallons per day 

Shower—40 gallons/10 minutes 

Bath—20 gallons 

Toilet—28 gallons/day/person 

Clothes washer—45 gallons/load 

Cooking—5 gallons/day 

Dishwasher—15 gallons/load 

Landscape—350 gallons/day 

Hosing Driveway—150 gallons

Car Washing—150 gallons

Water Conservation and Water Supply Shortage Program
From El Toro Water District- New Mandatory Rules for El Toro Water District Water Users.

Laguna Woods Village Recognized for Water Conservation Efforts
Laguna Woods Village has been recognized by the Metropolitan Water District of Southern California for their achievement in water conservation.  Keep reading for more information.

El Toro Water District Rate Increase Effective July 1st

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.