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TCWD Message to our Customers:

Trabuco Canyon Water District (TCWD) wants to assure our customers that the water at your tap continues to be of the highest quality and 100% safe to drink. The coronavirus disease 2019 (COVID-19) has no impact on the quality of your drinking water and there is no need to use bottled water as a substitute.

TCWD's drinking water comes from imported surface water and local groundwater sources, and is filtered and treated with chlorine before entering the water distribution system to ensure that it stays safe through our system to your home. TCWD is also taking steps to ensure that service to our customers will continue uninterrupted so your drinking water is both available and plentiful. If you have any questions, please contact us.

Conservation

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Water is a limited resource, but is also essential to each of us every day. Water conservation is one important way to stretch existing water supplies. Remember that in single-family homes, a majority of the water utilized is outside. However, there are many measures that should be taken inside.

Here are some simple, but effective ways you can conserve water at home.

Bathroom

  • Install a low-flow showerhead.
  • Turn off the water when shaving, brushing your teeth and lathering in the shower.
  • Take three-minute showers instead of baths.
  • Put aerators in bathroom and kitchen sink faucets.
  • Replace old, water-guzzling toilets with ultra low-flow models.
  • Repair leaky toilets, faucets and pipes.

Kitchen

  • Run only full loads in dishwashers and washing machines.
  • Keep a pitcher of water in the refrigerator instead of running the tap while it cools
  • Capture tap water in a watering can while waiting for hot water. Use this water for houseplants

Outdoors

  • Irrigate your yard in the evening or morning when evaporation rates are lower.
  • Landscape with drought-tolerant plants.
  • Use a broom rather than hosing off driveways, patios or walkways.
  • Adjust your sprinklers so they don't water the sidewalk or driveway.
  • Wash your car with a bucket, sponge and hose with a shut-off valve.

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