Report Water Waste

Very few people wake up in the morning and say, “Today I’m going to waste some water.” Most simply don’t know the rules.

By reporting water waste, you’re helping GVSUD educate your neighbors and the community about what is and isn’t allowed in a friendly, non-threatening way.

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Here's How It Works

If you see a homeowner or business wasting water, use our reporting form to tell us about it.

Please give as much information as possible. Include location/address, date, and time of day along with a brief description of the problem.

GVSUD will contact the responsible party by phone, mail or in person to issue a warning – a friendly reminder about the rules. Most people cheerfully correct the issue reported and the process ends there.

What is Water Waste?

Water waste includes:

  • Landscape watering with an irrigation system or sprinkler outside designated watering hours. 
  • Allowing water from any source to run off into a gutter, ditch, or storm drain
  • Failure to repair a controllable leak
  • Runoff or overspray from a sprinkler or irrigation system regardless of the time of day
  • Landscape watering during or shortly after a rain
  • Charity car washes held at any location other than a permanent car wash facility
  • Additional requirements of any drought restriction stage currently in effect

What is Allowed?

The following activities are allowed unless restricted by any drought restriction stage currently in effect:

  • Watering with a hand-held hose, soaker hose, drip irrigation, small bucket or watering can.
  • Pressure washing of parking lots, driveways, streets or sidewalks as long as street runoff does not occur.
  • Washing of vehicles or other mobile equipment at a home or business. Use of an automatic shut-off nozzle or bucket is recommended to prevent street runoff.
  • Use of commercial vehicle wash facilities is allowed at any time.