Los Alamos Community Services District
                                  82 North Saint Joseph - Post Office Box 675
                                               Los Alamos, California 93440
                                   Phone: 805-344-4195  Fax: 805-344-2908
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Los Alamos Community Services District Water Conservation
Some people receive their water from surface water sources, such as, rivers, lakes or streams and are more vulnerable to drought conditions due to the lack of rain and run-off, as well as, other conditions. Other agencies like the Los Alamos Community Services District (LACSD) receive their water supply from ground water sources. The LACSD's ground water source is called the San Antonio Ground Water Basin and is the only existing source of water supply for LACSD. The LACSD is not on State Water and does not receive any other allocations from other agencies. Although ground water supplies are not as vulnerable to drought conditions as surface water supplies, rain is still very much need to recharge our water basin.  More

Due to the District's water well soundings in relation to our current pump setting, the Los Alamos Community Services District's water supply is in fair condition and has not seen the water shortages to the extent that other agencies have. However, the State Water Board has implemented mandatory requirements for all California Water Users and has required the District to implement our own mandatory restrictions on water use within our District Boundaries. (Please see the new requirements below) The District has given notice to every customer within our District Boundaries to start following the new requirements. Failure to do so could result in a fine of up to $500 per occurrence. Customers need to conserve water and to evaluate their habits, as it relates to their daily water use. This is something that everyone should do whether or not we are in a drought. Simple things like periodically checking your irrigation system or fixing leaky sinks and toilets can save a lot of water and reduce your monthly water bill. Depending on how much rain we get during the next rainy season (Sep 2015 to Oct 2016), the District may have to lower our pumps or implement further water restrictions. For more information about our water supply please contact General Manager, Kevin Barnard at (805) 344-4195 or contact him at kbarnard@dock.net  Please see the links below for more water conservation information and helpful tips.
Drought conditions throughout the State of California vary for each County, City or Local Agency and is not representative as a whole for the entire State of California.

The LACSD Water Conservation Requirements were Adopted July 15, 2014 by the State Water Board and by the Los Alamos CSD on August 27, 2014 and again on April 22, 2015. At the Districts Board Meeting on January 27, 2016, the District  extended these requirements indefinitely until which time the District determines the drought requirements can be lifted.









Water Conservation and Water Saving Links

Water Wise SB
Irrigation Association
California Landscape Contractors Association
Los Alamos Water Conservation Door Hanger
Santa Barbara Green Gardener Program
Water Conservation Tips for Residential Customers
California Native Plant Society
Fire Resistant Plant List
Estimating Water Needs of Landscape Plantings 
US EPA's GreenScapes
LACSD Warm Up Buckets Here
Water Costs Money...Don't Waste It!
A 1/16'' continuous drop from dripping faucet or fixture can waste 120 gallons a day...a total of 43,200 gallons per year. Conserve Water and Save Money!
Small, continuous leaks will waste large amounts of water. In addition, leaks in hot water lines will waste heat. Keep all valves and faucets tight. When a leak developes, replace faucet washers. If valves or faucets are damaged, replace faucet or valve assembly..
            SHOWERHEAD EXCHANGEPROGRAM 
www.waterwisesb.org/showerheads
The Santa Barbara County Water Agency, in partnership with many local water providers, will be offering free water efficient showerheads on June 1, 2015, in exchange for older models. Please do your part in helping the Los Alamos CSD conserve water by participating in this program. For more information on how you can be apart of this exchange program please CLICK HERE