WATER - EFFICIENT LANDSCAPING
Make your garden beautiful and more water-efficient. Transform your current landscaping to the garden you want and use water more efficiently. Sign up for FREE water-wise landscaping classes offered by the Bay Area Water Supply & Conservation Agency (BAWSCA).
The District continues to offer a rebate to customers who purchase high efficiency washing machines that use less water and consume less energy than conventional models. As of December 31, 2016, the District no longer offers the program that was administered by BAWSCA and PG&E.
Effective January 1, 2017, the District now offers one single rebate of $100 per washing machine when you purchase a qualifying ENERGY STAR ® label efficient clothes washer.
To Qualify for a Rebate:
1. The exact brand and model number of the washing machine that you purchase must be on the list of qualifying machines. The Westborough Water District offers $100.00 on an a high efficiency clothes washer. For more information, please visit: https://www.energystar.gov/products/appliances/clothes_washers
.2. To qualify for this rebate, you must have a water service account from the Westborough Water District.
3. Applicants must contact the WWD Office to pre-qualify if applicant is not listed on the water service account.
4. Buy and install your new washer starting January 1, 2017. Any purchases made prior to this date do not qualify for this rebate. Applications are accepted on first – come, first served basis. The program may be modified or terminated without prior notice.
5. Clothes Washer must be purchased, installed and rebate application postmarked within 60 days of purchase to be considered for rebate. There's a limit on one rebate per five-year period.
For more information on the program and to get a rebate application form, please click here. Rebate forms are also available at the WWD Office.
In a continuing effort to help our customers reduce water consumption, the WWD offers a rebate of up to $125 per toilet if you replace a toilet with a water-efficient model. For additional guidelines on qualifying toilets please visit: http://bayareaconservation.org/
To Qualify for a Rebate:
◦To qualify for the $125 rebate, the toilet that you purchase must be a MaP Premium HET.
◦To qualify for the $75 rebate, the toilet that you purchase must be an EPA WaterSense Labeled HET (effective January 1, 2014, all toilets purchased at retail locations in California should meet this criteria).
◦You must have water service from the Westborough Water District.
◦HET installation and rebate application postmark must be completed within 90 days of purchase date.
◦Additional program eligibility rules and details are listed on the HET Rebate Application.
For more information on the program and to get a rebate application form, please click on the following link. Rebate forms are also available at the WWD Office.
FREE WATER CONSERVATION PRODUCTS AVAILABLE!
Stop by the Westborough Water District's office to pick up your free water conservation products. SUPPLIES ARE LIMITED! STOP BY SOON!
Please only request the item(s) you will be using.
Items we have in stock include (colors may be different than those shown here):
1. Water your garden and lawn early in the morning rather than mid-day and water your lawn only when it needs it. Step on your grass...if it springs back when you lift your foot, it doesn't need water. So set your sprinklers for less frequent watering...better yet, in times of drought, water with a hose!
2. Fix leaky faucets, leaky toilets, and plumbing joints as soon as they are detected.
3. Don't run the hose while washing your car...use a bucket of water and a quick hose rinse at the end with a trigger nozzle that automatically turns off. You’ll save a significant amount of water if you wash your cars frequently.
4. Install water saving shower heads.
5. Select correct water levels for laundry loads and wash only full loads in the washing machine and dishwasher.
6. Take quick showers rather than full-tub baths...even a one or two-minute reduction can save up to 700 gallons a month.
7. Don’t let the water run when brushing your teeth, washing your face, or shaving.
8. Use a broom instead of a hose to clean patios, decks, driveways, and sidewalks.
9. Replace your old water guzzling toilet (3.5 to 7 gallons per flush) with a new HET toilet (1.6 gallons per flush). For additional information, click here:
10. Position sprinklers so they are not wasting water by spraying the house, sidewalk or street.
Reading your water meter is easier than you think.
Click here to download a brochure on how is done.
Some toilet leaks make a running sound. Others are silent. To detect a silent leak, put some drops of food coloring into your toilet tank. Wait twenty minutes. If there is coloring in the bowl, you have a leak. Many toilet leaks can be fixed with simple tools and a do-it-yourself manual. The WWD can also provide you with toilet dye strips to help you test your toilets.
WATER METER LEAK DETECTION:
First, you must know where your meter is located. If you are unsure, contact the District.
To check for leaks follow these steps:
Turn off all water taps inside and outside your home. Record the meter reading and return in two to three hours to check for change in the reading. If the meter reading has changed, you may have a leak.
Most of the meters have a small black or red triangle on the meter designed to detect even small leaks. If this triangle is moving when you have all water off inside and outside your home, you may have a leak.
Common sources of leaks are a toilet that is running, a constant drip in a sink or outdoor faucet, a loose or dripping washer connection, or a home water treatment unit.|
If you still not sure whether or not you have a leak your location, the Westborough Water District field staff will gladly conduct a leak test free of charge for any of its customers. This leak test requires that the customer not use any water approximately four hours. The District Field Staff will monitor the meter, calculate any usage, and contact the customer with the results.
PLEASE NOTE THAT THE DISTRICT FIELD STAFF WILL NOTIFY CUSTOMER IF THERE IS A LEAK(S) DETECTED, BUT THE DISTRICT IS NOT RESPONSIBLE FOR LOCATING THE ORIGIN OF THE LEAK(S). IT IS THE CUSTOMER’S OBLIGATION TO LOCATE THE LEAK(S) AND REPAIR IT (THEM).