Live Like a Desert Native

We are in a historic time dealing with water use. It’s going to require all of us to adapt to new ways of living…and to incorporate lasting life-style changes if we’re going to live sustainably and comfortably into the future.  We all need to be aware of one basic fact: We live in the desert.  Our deserts support a higher diversity of plants and animals than most other places on earth. In spite of the stressful extremes of weather and climate, a huge variety of native desert  creatures have lived here successfully for eons.  These plants and animals don’t just survive here, they thrive. How have they done it? What’s their secret?
How do we achieve the goal of living comfortably and successfully in the desert?

Apple Valley Heights CWD now offers free low flow shower heads 1.75 GPM WaterSense approved.  Please visit our office for a free shower head


Why does Apple Valley Heights County Water District let water run down the street?
When old pipes are replaced or new ones are installed, the pipes must be disinfected with chlorine before they are connected into the District’s system. After a day or two, water is flushed through the pipes to rinse out the chlorine before the pipes are put into use. In addition, the District regularly runs water through the system to flush out the dead ends where stagnant water can collect. This type of work is done to assure water quality to our valued customers.

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