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Cooking up Holiday Water Savings
Tis' the Season to Save Water
Did you know that leaky faucets are big water wasters. Those drips can add up to 2,700 gallons of wasted water in 1 year. Here is a quick checklist that can help find and fix those leaks. Even the kids can help with this 10 Minute WaterSense Challenge! 

Replace Your Faucet Aerator - WaterSense Hack #2

In addition to fixing leaks, save water in the kitchen and other areas of the home with these tips. 

Water Saving Tips:
1. Keep a pitcher of drinking water in the refrigerator instead of letting the faucet run until the water is cool to wash down those holiday treats. 
2. Let the dishwasher do the work, but only wash full loads to save water. 
3. Thaw frozen foods in the refrigerator overnight rather than running hot water. 
4. Set the washing machine to use cold water rather than hot water to save money on energy bills. 
5. Wash only full loads of laundry or use the appropriate water level or load size selection on the washing machine.
Residential Rebates are Available 
Rebates are available for indoor and outdoor water-saving equipment for homes and businesses, including turf removal! Applications are offered in Spanish and Chinese as well. Visit the Bewaterwise website by clicking the image below. 

High-efficiency washer machines use 55% less water than standard washers. Rebates for washer machines start at $85 per eligible model. Soil moisture sensors are also available which detect water needs by gauging the moisture in the soil. Rebates for weather-based irrigation controllers and soil moisture sensors start at $80 for each controller for less than 1 acre of landscape and $35 for each station for more than 1 acre of landscape. These devices can save over 13,500 gallons of water per year! Many more rebates are available.
Upper District Swears-in Newly Elected Board Members
Upper District conducted its first meeting last week under a new governing board following the oath ceremonies for Board Directors Ed Chavez, Charles Treviño, and Katarina Garcia. Water retailers, agency staff and local elected officials attended the zoom meeting to warmly welcome the incoming members. 

With this new term, Directors Ed Chavez and Charles Treviño will be entering their fourth term in office, serving 16 years since they were elected in 2008. Director Katarina Garcia is newly elected to the Board and is the first Latina and Asian- Pacific Islander to serve on the Upper District board. 

Welcome and congratulations! Upper District is proud to have a diverse and experienced Board that will continue to provide reliable, sustainable, diversified, and an affordable portfolio of high-quality water supplies to the San Gabriel Valley. 
Read the Press Release Here
Where's Uppy?
Drop in Activity 
Every month, Upper District will post a fun and simple activity that residents can participate in by posting on social media.  These interactive projects help keep the community engaged and thinking about their daily water usage. Whether it’s taking pictures of drought resilient plants in your neighborhood or completing a conservation related word search, we would love to see it! Upper District’s goal is to create a community that inspires each other to practice water conservation and preserve our water resource. Every drop counts! 
Uppy the Squirrel has been very active in Upper District’s Watershed Restoration since 1990.  The program is in partnership with the US Forest Service and provides volunteers of all ages the opportunity to work with Uppy in preserving the local watershed by planting saplings and trash collections. This program has been very successful and critical in maintaining a healthy watershed and protecting the local water supply.  
Protecting our Local Watershed
Wishing all a Safe and Healthy Holiday Season
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About Upper District
Upper District’s mission is to consistently meet our region’s need for reliable, high quality and affordable water; including water conservation, recycled water, storm water capture, storage, water transfers and imported water. Upper District services nearly one million people in its 144 square mile service territory. Governed by a five-member elected board of directors, Upper District is a member agency of the Metropolitan Water District of Southern California. Annually, more than 78 billion gallons of water is used in Upper District’s service area. For 60 years, Upper District has been a leader in water stewardship and water conservation.
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