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Nyeland Acres Saves Water

Garden Acres Mutual Water Company is implementing the Nyeland Acres Saves Water Education Program to help Nyeland Acres residents of all ages learn about water, including where it comes from, how we use it, and how to conserve it. Water is our most precious resource, and we must conserve it for our future generations. Garden Acres and Nyeland Acres Mutual Water Companies are working on educating residents about their water.

Where do Nyeland Acres residents get their water from?

Nyeland Acres does NOT receive water from the City of Oxnard Water Department. The residents of
Nyeland Acres are served by two mutual water companies:

Garden Acres and Nyeland Acres.

These companies obtain local groundwater that is pumped by wells, treated and delivered to your home.

See the map below to find out which company serves your water.

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Is it safe to drink tap water in Nyeland Acres?

The tap water in Nyeland Acres is tested regularly by a third-party agency. Tap water that has been properly filtered is equally safe as bottled water and provides you with essential minerals you may not get from bottled water. When you consider the safety of drinking water, tap and bottled water are comparable. The Food and Drug Administration (FDA) manages the standards for drinking water to ensure that it meets safety standards. The Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) does the same thing for tap water.‌ Drinking tap water is more economical than buying bottled water.

Did you know that the water machines in Nyeland Acres receive water from our two local mutual water
companies: Nyeland Acres and Garden Acres?

When you’re filling up you water jugs remember that this is the same water that comes out of your tap.

Drought

During a drought, rainfall levels or other precipitation types are lower than average for an extended period, resulting in an insufficient water supply. Following the third consecutive dry year, the state of California is in a severe drought and we all need to do our part to save water. Garden Acres and Nyeland Acres are not imposing mandatory water restrictions on its residents. The affected communities are ones that depend on water from Northern California, through the State Water Project, and have limited or no access to water from the Colorado River or local resources. Garden Acres and Nyeland acres rely on ground water from local wells when a sever drought strikes.









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Although, the local mutual water companies are not imposing mandatory water restrictions, conserving water and avoiding water waste is particularly important when drought strikes. You are highly encouraged to limit  outdoor irrigation and to repair leaks that could be causing water waste. Try to do at least one thing each day to conserve water.

Read more about the drought by visiting drought.ca.gov.

What’s your Water Footprint?

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Direct water use is what you can see being used—the water flowing from the tap when you brush your teeth or shower, or from a garden hose when you water the lawn. A water footprint shines a light on what you don’t see: water use that occurs in each step of the production process of the goods you buy. Find out what your water footprint is by using this fun and innovative water calculator. It will ask you a series of questions and show you a visual of how much water you use on a daily basis. By understanding your personal water use patterns, you can identify the areas where improvement is necessary to conserve more water and reduce your water footprint. When it comes to saving water, small changes can make a big impact.

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Water Conservation Tips

Indoors
In the Kitchen
  • Fill your sink or basin when washing and rinsing dishes.
  • Only run the dishwasher when it's full.
  • Install faucet aerators.
     
In the Bathroom
  • Take short showers instead of baths.
  • Turn off the water to brush teeth, shave and soap up in the shower.
  • Install a low-flow showerhead.
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Outdoors
  • Only water the lawn/plants when necessary. If you water your lawn and garden, limit it to once a week. Water the lawn/plants in the morning or late in the evening to maximize the amount of water which reaches the plant roots (otherwise most of the water will evaporate).
  • Plant drought-tolerant/resistant plants and trees.
  • When washing a car, wet it quickly, then use a bucket of water to wash the car. Turn on the hose to final rinse.
  • Always use a broom to clean walkways, driveways, instead of water from a hose.

Repair leaks

Did You Know that easy-to-fix water leaks account for nearly 1 trillion gallons of water wasted each
year in U.S. homes?
In just 10 minutes, you can search your home for leaks and crack down on water waste. Many common
household leaks are quick to find and easy to fix. Worn toilet flappers, dripping faucets, and leaking
showerheads all are easily correctable and can help you save water.

Toilet Leak Detection Test:
  1. Remove the lid from the tank and drop 10-15 drops of food coloring.
  2. Wait 15 minutes
  3. If any color appears in the bowl, you have a leak
  4. You may need to replace the worn-out flapper
     
Watch this do-it-yourself video

Educational Materials for Kids

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Resources

Garden Acres Mutual Water Company
3701 Orange Dr.
Oxnard, CA 93036
T. (805) 415-2787
www.GardenAcresMutual.com

Nyeland Acres Mutual Water Company
P.O Box 5605
Oxnard, CA 93031
T. (805) 485-5113
United Water Conservation District
1701 N. Lombard St. Suite 200
Oxnard, CA 93030
T. (805) 525-4431
www.UnitedWater.org

California Department of Water Resources
P.O. Box 942836
Sacramento, CA 94236-0001
T. (916) 653-5791
SaveOurWater.org

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