Water, Water Is Not Everywhere

Our ever-changing climate requires Village residents to adopt permanent changes to use water more wisely and prepare for more frequent and persistent periods of limited water supply.

Your cooperation can help keep our water usage and costs in check.

The average Californian uses 196 gallons of water per day. We can work collectively to reduce water use and save money by taking some simple steps:

  • Check for leaks in kitchen, bathroom and laundry areas. Look for worn toilet flappers, dripping faucets and other leaking valves (particularly toilets). Call Resident Services at 949-597-4600 if you need a plumber.
  • Capture cool tap water while waiting for it to heat up to use later for cooking or watering plants.
  • Rinse fruit and vegetables in a sink or a pan filled with water instead of running the water continuously for an estimated savings of 30 gallons a week.
  • Use low-flow shower heads and limit showers to 5 minutes or less for an estimated savings of 75 gallons a week.
  • Run only full loads of laundry and dishes; place food scraps into the garbage can or rinse them off with very short blasts of hot water for an estimated savings of 60 gallons per week.
  • Use a hose with an automatic shut-off nozzle. Don’t water your plantings between 10 a.m. and 5 p.m., and refrain from watering the common area landscaping altogether. 
  • Do not hose or wash down hard or paved surfaces (driveways, patios and sidewalks).

If you are aware of water waste in the Village, please contact the anonymous Compliance Hotline at 949-268-2255 or email at compliance@vmsinc.org and provide specific information. 

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