Water Conservation &
CIMIS Data Links
NOW AVAILABLE TO CLEAR
Clear Creek C.S.D. now has available to our customers a
library of books related to water use, conservation, science,
hydrology, and more. These books are available during
regular business hours and may be read at the District office
or checked out. Also available are video tapes relating
to water conservation in both the domestic and agricultural
setting. These tapes may be checked out or viewed at
the District office during regular business hours.
75% in the Bathroom -
20% in the Kitchen & Laundry - 5% for Cooking and Drinking
By installing water conserving devices
that work more effectively, you can save
about 13,000 gallons of water a
year. Applied nationally, household water conservation
programs would save billions of
gallons of water a day. More fresh water and less treated
sewage means improved water quality
for the people and wildlife who depend on it.
See the Hydrologic Cycle here
Check for Leaks | Read your Meter | Gray Water
97% of the worlds water is salt water
leaving 3% for fresh water. Of that 3%, 0.77% is Polar ice
0.22% is Ground and Soil water and 0.003% is Rivers and Streams.
Energy Star qualified dishwashers
typically use one-third less water than non-qualified models.
The average Energy Star qualified
dishwasher uses four gallons less per cycle while the
average non-qualified dishwasher
uses six gallons per cycle.
ENERGY STAR clothes washers clean
clothes using 50% less energy than standard washers.
Most full-sized ENERGY STAR washers
use 18-25 gallons of
water per load, compared to the
40 gallons used by a standard machine.
ENERGY STAR models also spin the
clothes better, resulting in less drying time.
KITCHEN BATHROOM OUTSIDE
Xeriscape landscaping, quality landscaping that conserves water and protects the environment.
The seven principles of Xeriscape landscaping are not new; they have been
practiced in the landscape industry for decades.
1. Planning and design is the foundation of any water-wise landscape.
2. Soil analysis will determine whether soil improvement is needed for
better water absorption and improved water-holding capacity.
3. Practical turf areas suggests that turfgrasses be used as a planned element
in the landscape. Avoid impractical turf use, such as long, narrow areas.
4. Appropriate plant selection keeps the landscape more in tune with the natural
environment. Both native and exotic plants make up the huge variety
of plants available for Xeriscape landscaping.
5. By simply using efficient irrigation, you can instantly save 30 to 50 percent on your water bill.
6. Use mulches in flower and shrub beds to prevent water loss from the soil through
evaporation and to increase water penetration during irrigations.
7. Appropriate maintenance preserves the beauty of the Xeriscape landscape plus saves water.
Pruning, weeding, proper fertilization, pest control and irrigation system adjustments all conserve water.
Conversion Tables & Facts
1 Acre foot = 43,560 Cubic feet 1 Acre foot = 325,851 Gallons
1 Cubic Foot = 7.48 Gallons 1 Gallon = 8.34 pounds
Gallon of water = 231 cubic inches
Million Gallons a day = 694.4 Gallons per Minute = 1.55 Cubic
Feet per Second
Clear Creek bills in cubic feet.
To convert your cubic foot consumption to gallons used:
multiply your consumption by 7.48
- Example: your bill reflects a usage of 25. You
would multiply 7.48 X 2500 (we drop
the last two digits and calculate from the 100's place.)
giving you a total usage of 18,700
gallons used during the billing cycle.
Clear Creek CSD averages between
1.8 - 2.2 million gallons per day during
the Winter months and 15 to 24 million
gallons per day during the Summer months.
Per the University of California, evapotranspiration (ET) is the amount of water
used by a particular type of crop, comprised of water evaporating from the soil
and water transpiring from the plants. Crop evapotranspiration estimates are
are available as either historical averages or real-time estimates from the
California Department of Water Resources CIMIS program at www.cimis.water.ca.gov
and University of California Cooperative Extension Offices. Also, crop ET information
is available from the U.S. Bureau of Reclamation's AgriMet program at
C I M I S
California Irrigation Management
Follow these links below for detailed
help and information on CIMIS
Root Zone Depths
Follow this link to find the root zone depth for your crops.
Scroll down on the linked page to the root zone crop table.
Water Conservation Links From The USDA
Drought Updates and Conservation Links
Water use calculator for in and around your home
Frequently Asked Questions regarding CIMIS and ET
Irrigation Scheduling Resource
N R C S
The Natural Resources Conservation Service is a Federal agency
that works in partnership with the American people to
conserve and sustain our natural resources.
National Resources Conservation Service
Find energy saving tips here from the 'Flex your Power' program
Energy Efficient Solutions
Search the Rebate and Demand Reduction Database
for possible rebates or other incentive programs
Renewable Energy Choices
California Energy Commission
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