|Updated January 17, 2017|
Conservation for the month of December went up to 29% compared to December 2013.
|Updated November 7, 2016|
For the month of October, District-wide water use was reduced by 11.6% compared to October of 2013.
|Updated September 19, 2016|
For the month of August, District-wide water use was reduced by 13.9% compared to July 2013. The cumulative reduction from June 2015 through August 2016 compared to 2013 was 25.1%.
Our community continues to do a great job conserving water.
|Updated August 12, 2016|
For the month of July, District-wide water use was reduced by 15.7% compared to July 2013. The cumulative one-year reduction through July compared to 2013 was 26.2%.
Our community continues to do a great job conserving water.
|Updated July 12, 2016|
In June, District-wide water use was reduced by 20% compared to June 2013. The cumulative one-year reduction through June compared to 2013 was 27.3%.
We thank our customers for the tremendous efforts they have made and continue to make to save water during this drought.
|Updated May 9, 2016|
Governor Issues Executive Order on Water Conservation
Governor Brown issued a new Executive Order addressing drought and water conservation policies in California. The Order makes several water conservation measures that were adopted during the drought permanent. Read the Executive Order
In addition, the State Water Resources Control Board released a proposal for new conservation standards that, if adopted, would take effect in June 2016 and remain in effect until January 2017.
These actions are taken in response to the state’s changing water supply situation, regional variations in rainfall and water supply, and are intended to provide local water agencies with more control in managing their respective water supplies.
|Updated December 7, 2015|
The forecast is for a strong El Niño event, with heavy rains, and even some flooding in parts of California. However, experts are cautioning that El Niño will not necessarily end California's four-year drought.
The Association of California Water Agencies (ACWA) prepared this infographic looking at some key drought recovery factors. This link will open the PDF of the infographic, or click on the image to the right.
|Updated December 3, 2015|
The District has fallen short of its conservation goals and drought conditions continue. The once per week potable irrigation limitation takes effect immediately. Outdoor Irrigation Restrictions
However, recycled water customers may continue on the three days per week schedule.
|Updated October 29, 2015|
Aerial video of the Lake Oroville reservoir released by the California Department of Water Resources. In October, Lake Oroville would normally be about half-full, but earlier this month the water level dropped below 30 percent of its total capacity.
|Updated June 4, 2015|
LVMWD General Manager Dave Pedersen provides a drought and water supply update to the Agoura Hills City Council on May 27, 2015.
Similar briefings have been held with the cities of Hidden Hills, Calabasas and Westlake Village and the Calabasas Chamber of Commerce.
|Updated May 4, 2015|
The LVMWD Board of Directors has adopted additional water conservation measures.
Click here to read the news release on their actions that include new restrictions on irrigation using potable water.
|Updated April 2, 2015|
On April 1, 2015, Governor Brown issued an Executive Order addressing California’s drought situation. LVMWD and its wholesale supplier, the Metropolitan Water District of Southern California support the Governor’s actions and urge customers to further reduce their water usage. The District will be issuing a drought-related advisory soon.
|Updated January 30, 2015|
Drought Conditions Persist – Conservation Measures Remain In Place
The December rains that brought hopes of drought relief gave way to the driest January on record across much of California.
Water managers are looking with hope to February and March for rain and snow in the Sierras that may help replenish reservoirs that remain well under their average capacities.
Unless more precipitation is received, the 2015 water supply situation will not be good.
In the meantime, conservation measures remain in place. Please be mindful to:
Updated October 29, 2014
On Wednesday October 22, LVMWD General Manager Dave Pedersen accepted a proclamation from the Mayor and Agoura Hills City Council calling upon residents to conserve water by reducing irrigation, fixing leaks and reducing indoor water use.Click here to read the proclamation (PDF - 415KB)
Updated October 3, 2014
Free Water Conservation Lawn Signs Available
Show everyone your commitment to water conservation with one of these attractive yard signs!
Updated August 21, 2014
Updated August 15, 2014
Outdoor irrigation restriction to three days a week is now in effect in response to statewide drought.
Updated July 17, 2014
State Water Resources Control Board Adopts Emergency Conservation Measures
- Click here to read the news release from the State Water Resources Control Board - PDF
- Click here to read the resolution and regulations from the State Water Resources Control Board - PDF
- Click here to read LVMWD's News Release on the State Water Resources Control Board's Actions - PDF
LVMWD will have further announcements on drought response actions.
All customers should be observing these conservation measures - click here to review
Updated June 3, 2014
The warm summer months are typically the time of peak water demand, largely due to outdoor usage.
In this time of drought, every water user needs to consider ways to minimize water demand.
- Reduce the amount of the area you irrigate; remove turf area and replace with water-efficient plants.
- Water no more than twice each week.
- Avoid splashing water from pools and consider a pool cover to reduce evaporation.
- Check irrigation systems for broken or poorly-aimed sprinklers.
- Repair leaks immediately.
Updated May 21, 2014
Letters relaying the Governor's Proclamation on Water Conservation mailed to:
Updated April 25, 2014
Governor Brown Issues Executive Order to Redouble State Drought Actions - click here to read more
Updated March 27, 2014
Click on the link below to watch The City of Westlake Village Video Newsletter. LVMWD's General Manager, Dave Pedersen, speaks with Ray Taylor, City Manager, City of Westlake Village, about the recent rains and the effects it has on the 2014 drought in California. The City of Westlake Village - Video Newsletter (This link takes you to Vimeo).
Updated March 14, 2014
Resolution No. 02-25-2452 was signed at the March 11, 2014 Board of Directors meeting. Click here to read the resolution.
January 17, 2014
Due to the driest year in recorded history, Governor Edmund G. Brown, Jr. today proclaimed a State of Emergency for California and directed officials to take all necessary actions to prepare for the drought conditions. Las Virgenes Municipal Water District (LVMWD) and its wholesale water provider, the Metropolitan Water District (MWD) of Southern California fully support the Governor’s action which calls for a voluntary 20% water use reduction.
Despite the record dry conditions, MWD does not plan to impose water supply restrictions this year, although increased conservation will be extremely important.
LVMWD reminds its customers that the following mandatory water restrictions are still in effect:
- Irrigation is prohibited between the hours of 10 a.m. and 5 p.m.
- Irrigation water may not run off your property into streets, gutters or onto adjacent properties.
- Irrigation may not occur during periods of rain or in the 24 hours following rainfall of an inch or more.
- The washing down of sidewalks, parking areas and driveways is not permitted, unless an approved water broom is used.
- A trigger nozzle is required on hoses used for home car washing.
The following enforcement actions apply when a violation of the above restrictions is observed: First violation – notification letter; second violation - $50; third violation - $100; fourth violation - $250; fifth violation – District may install a flow restriction device or terminate service. Refer to Conservation for tips on saving water and rebate programs for miscellaneous water fixtures. For customers considering outdoor water use reduction, the “Mow No Mow” program provides a $1/square foot-incentive for removing turf and transforming yards into California-Friendly gardens.