Water conservation has always been a way of life in Southern California. Recent drought conditions and water supply reductions from Northern California have increased the need for additional conservation efforts. Due to Ramona's remote location and elevation, the community's primary water supply has to be pumped up over 1,000 feet from Poway to Ramona, making every drop a precious commodity. The Ramona Municipal Water District (RMWD) encourages using water wisely through public education and environmental awareness. Several conservation programs or conservation methods might be of interest to you.
Free WaterSmart Checkup!
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A WaterSmart Checkup is your free opportunity to receive site-specific water-saving recommendations. You will benefit from the perspective of our certified irrigation professionals. And you decide if and when to put the suggestions to work.
Several different Checkup services are offered and will match your property to the best available option. Participation is limited, so don’t miss out. If you own or manage a commercial, multifamily, industrial, public or single-family property, apply today. Services are provided by Mission Resource Conservation District, (866) 883-1332.
Water Supply Reliability Self-Certification Data and Analysis
The San Diego County Water Authority and its member agencies have sufficient water supplies to meet demands even during three additional dry years and won't be subject to State mandated water use reductions through 2017, according to Water Authority calculations.
On May 18, 2016, the State Water Resources Control Board (SWRCB) adopted a statewide water conservation approach that replaces the prior percentage-based water conservation standard. The new standard requires water agencies to self-certify the level of available water supplies assuming three additional dry years. Agencies that face a supply shortage after the third dry year will have a conservation standard equal to that shortage.
Under the new regulations, agencies may certify supply sufficiency on an individual or regional basis. All San Diego County Water Authority (SDCWA) member agencies agreed to certify as a region. On June 22, 2016, the following data and analysis was submitted to the SWRCB:
- Worksheet 1: Total Available Water Supply for Individual Water Supplier
- Worksheet 2: Calculation for Aggregated Self-Certification Conservation Standard
- San Diego County Water Authority’s Supporting Analysis of Water Supplies
- Resolution Approving Regional Certification for San Diego County Water Authority Member Agencies
The data and analysis submitted to the SWRCB demonstrate that Ramona Municipal Water District (District) has sufficient water supplies to meet demands over the next three years. Therefore, the District’s new conservation standard is a zero percent reduction.