Water Conservation Initiative
The Association strives to encourage our water users to conserve water when it is possible. In our Southwestern community, water is a precious commodity that must be carefully conserved to ensure we continue to have adequate supplies well into the future. While our current ground water (wells) are adequate for our current needs, this may not be the case in the future. As such we must look for various ways of stretching those supplies. Water conservation represents one of the best ways to provide for our future needs.
Water Conservation can be accomplished through a various ways such as conservation programs that utlize educational outreach to the schools, incentives to change how we use water as well as end users being more proactive with their indoor and outdoor watering habits.
Other communities have instituted conservation policies and programs that have significantly reduced their per-person water consumption. For instance, El Paso, since 1985, after introducing water conservation as a main policy effort has successfully reduced their per-person consumption by more than 35%, going from 205 gallons per person per day (GPCD) to 128 GPCD in 2019. Alamogordo has had similar success going from 261 GPCD to 1221 GPCD by 2004. We hope to have similar results as we look to focus on water conservation programs and goals for Dona Ana Mutual Domestic Water Consumers Association.
Recommended Watering Schedule
April 1st - September 30th