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Voluntary Measures Announced to Support Water Efficiency After Lifting of Drought State of Emergency

By June 9, 2023January 3rd, 2024No Comments

LAKE ELSINORE, CA. —After heavy rains replenished water supplies and pulled California out of the drought state of emergency, Governor Newsom eased water usage restrictions from voluntary water use reduction of 15% to now 10%. With the emergency rescinded, the EVMWD board of directors adopted a resolution at Thursday’s board meeting that allows the district to move into a less restrictive water conservation stage. Despite the updated status, water efficient practices are encouraged to maintain efficiency efforts.

New provisions for Elsinore Valley Municipal Water District customers include:

  • Limit irrigating landscape between the hours of 6:00 p.m. and 6:00 a.m.
  • Ensure automatic timers are adjusted on watering devices according to changing weather patterns and landscape requirements.
  • Adjust sprinkler and irrigation systems to avoid overspray, runoff, and waste.
  • Avoid watering on windy days.
  • Equip open hoses with automatic shut-off nozzles.
  • Installing of water saving devices, such as low flow shower heads and faucet aerators, is encouraged.
  • Opting for low-water demand landscapes, such as shrubs, groundcovers, and trees is highly encouraged for all new landscaping.
  • Watering ornamental grass on commercial properties and other wasteful water use remains banned.

Elsinore Valley Municipal Water District continues to encourage its customers to maintain efficient water use practices and prevent wasteful water use considering the changes to voluntary reduction. For questions regarding these changes, water efficient practices, and other measures relating to water use, please visit


EVMWD provides service to more than 159,000 water and wastewater customers in a 97-square-mile area in Western Riverside County. The District is a sub-agency of the Western Municipal Water District and a member agency of the Metropolitan Water District of Southern California. Visit the EVMWD website at for additional information.