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Moapa Valley Water District ~ Water Conservation

Water is earth's most precious resource. We must use water wisely to ensure we have an adequate, high-quality water supply, both now and in the future. Not only do conservation efforts help save this precious resource, they can also help reduce water bills. Below are some helpful hints and brochures that will help you to conserve water on a regular basis.

Helpful Hints

How to Check for Leaks

While you're carefully watching your water usage, it's important to make sure that water is not slipping away due to undetected leaks in your system. Here's a simple procedure that can tell you if you have a leak and how much water you're losing.

1. Locate your water meter. It is usually near the street in front of your home.

2. Read the meter twice — first at night after the day's water use has ended, and again in the morning before any water is used.

3. Subtract the first number from the second reading to tell how much water (if any) leaked out overnight.

4. If you suspect a leak, your pipes and connections should be checked and repaired quickly.

The toilet is a common source of unnoticed leaks. Undetected, hundreds of gallons of water can be wasted each day. Often leaks occur when the toilet is out of adjustment or parts are worn. Listening carefully for the sound of running water is a good way to detect a possible leak. Food coloring or a dye tablet added to the tank will also reveal water leaking into the toilet bowl. Drop it in the tank and don't flush. If the water in the bowl turns color, you have a leak.

Moapa Valley Water Conservation Plan

Download the Complete Conservation Plan
Download the Complete Conservation Plan

Moapa Valley Water District Water Conservation Plan Part 1 (13,406 kb)   Updated 2/5/16  

MVWD Water Conservation Plan Part 2a (18,887 kb)   Updated 2/5/16  

MVWD Water Conservation Plan Part 2b (18,972 kb)   Updated 2/5/16  

Moapa Valley Water District Water Conservation Plan Part 3 (26,074 kb)   Updated 2/5/16  
  The most effective way for a water system to improve its water use efficiency is to develop and implement a water conservation plan. A water conservation plan is a written document developed by a public drinking water system that evaluates current and projected water use, assesses infrastructure, operations, and management practices, and describes actions to be taken to reduce water losses, waste, or consumption and increase the efficiency with which water is used, treated, stored, and transmitted. In April 2014, the Moapa Valley Water District adopted its updated Water Conservation Plan. Click to view the entire plan.

Conservation Brochures

Water Conservation Documents
Water Conservation Documents

Making a Little Water Go a Long Way In Your Home (328 kb)
  Helpful tips to conserve water in your home.

Watering Tips to Beat the Drain on the Southwest's Water Supply (366 kb)
  Helpful tips for water conservation.

Water Conservation Tip ( 86 kb)   Updated 7/15/10  

MVWD Demonstration Garden Brochure (7,311 kb)   Updated 7/21/10  
  The Moapa Valley Water District has a Desert Demonstration Garden in front of the main office. This brochure has pictures and descriptions of the trees and plants that are in the Demonstration Garden. Feel free to print this brochure or pick one up in the main office.

These and many other brochures on water conservation are available at the MVWD office.

Water Conservation Links & Resources

Water Conservation Links

Allowable and Not Allowable under Water Conservation

Do''s & don''ts of water conservation.

American Rivers Conserving Water

Conservation Tips

Conserve Water In And Around The Home

Drought Preparedness

Garden Tips for Water Conservation

Water Conservation for the lawn & garden.

More Conservation Ideas

Tips for Water Conservation

Water conservation facts and tips. 

Tips on how to Conserve Water

Conservations tips.

Water - Use it Wisely

100 ways to conserve water

Water Conservation Checklist

An outdoor water conservation checklist.

Water Conservation Recommendations

Water conservation tips.

Water Meter

This link will show you how to read your water meter and how to check for a leak.

Water Saving Tips

Water Saving Tips In the Bathroom

Why Conserve Water

Conservation tips.


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