Water Supply Response Program

The Vista Irrigation District’s Board of Directors has adopted a Water Supply Response Program that has four water supply response levels, Level 1 – Water Efficiency, Level 2 – Water Conservation, Level 3 – Water Shortage, and Level 4 – Water Emergency. The declaration of each level is based on the condition of the potable water supply. Below are conditions under which each level is declared and links to water conservation measures under each level. 

Level 1 – Water Efficiency. Level 1 is designed to ensure customers use water efficiently and eliminate waste at all times. Mandatory water use efficiency practices are in effect.

Level 2 – Water Conservation, Cutbacks are required by drought or other reductions in supplies and a reduction of up to 20% is required to meet demands. Water conservation measures are mandatory.

Level 3 - Water Shortage. Increasing cutbacks required by drought or other reductions in supplies and a reduction of up to 40% is required to meet demands. Water conservation measures are mandatory.

Level 4 – Water Emergency. Water shortage emergency is declared and a reduction of more than 40% is required to meet demands. Water conservation measures are mandatory.

As soon as a particular level is declared to exist, the water-use efficiency practices, water conservation measures and/or water use restrictions set forth in that level will apply to all District water services until a different level is declared. Please be aware that non-compliance with the measures required in water supply response levels 1 through 4 may result in a violation being issued and a fee being added to your water bill. 

If you have any questions about the District’s Water Supply Response Program, feel free to contact Water Conservation by email or telephone at (760) 597-3160.