Santa Clarita Valley is an attractive place to live and work, in part
because of its hundreds of acres of well-designed and maintained parks,
sports fields, landscaped sidewalks, pathways and entryways.
landscape irrigation can account for 50 percent or more of the water
used in the Santa Clarita Valley.
Program for Dedicated Irrigation Meter Customers
promotes optimum water efficiency through:
and tiered rates that reward efficiency and discourage waste
Clarita Valley friendly plants
that use less water
programs for the latest planting and
- Free water surveys and analysis
Valencia Water Company Water SMART
Allocation Program for Dedicated
Irrigation Meter Customers is a fair and equitable method of providing
customers with dedicated irrigation meters an amount of water
calculated to efficiently meet their specific needs.
monthly allocations take into account
actual weather data for each
billing period, allocation amounts will vary month by month, and from
season to season. The tiered pricing system (below) promotes efficiency
and sends pricing signals to discourage wasteful water use. Valencia
Water Company customers who use water within their allocations are
rewarded with some of the lowest rates in the Santa Clarita Valley.
Water SMART program is also applicable to customers using multiple
sources of water (potable, recycled and untreated) through meters
dedicated to irrigate the same landscaped area (referred to as
“Dedicated Irrigation Meters – Mixed
Sources”). Details on how Dedicated Irrigation Meters
– Mixed Sources work is explained on Schedule No. 1-DIM-MS.
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Water Company works with Dedicated Irrigation Meter Customers
– from commercial property owners to local municipalities to
homeowner associations – to reduce overall irrigation use.
undetected leak, broken pipe or spray head, faulty irrigation valves or
incorrect irrigation schedule can waste hundreds or thousands of
gallons of water and can result in unnecessary higher bills. Too much
water can also damage sidewalks, fences and other hardscapes, further
adding to the costs of maintenance and replacement.
the latest in landscaping techniques that can lead to even more water
savings while retaining beauty and appeal. More tips
can be found here.
onto your Web
Connect account to
evaluate your historical water use and compare it with your monthly
Water Company implemented tiered pricing structure
effective January 23, 2012.
who remain at or below their allocations will pay the lowest
rates. Those who exceed their allocation pay more. The allocation-based
rate structure rewards water efficiency. Valencia Water Company
customers who use water efficiently will continue to enjoy rates that
are among the lowest in the
Santa Clarita Valley.
Water Smart Allocation program is applicable to all customers with
dedicated irrigation meter water service. The Water SMART Allocation
program is based on the specific landscaped area being served by the
customer’s dedicated irrigation meter. While the Water SMART
program is designed specifically for each of the customer’s
individual dedicated irrigation meters, there may be instances when a
customer needs a modified Water SMART allocation.
qualify for an allocation variance (increase) if the actual landscaped
area maintained and irrigated by the dedicated irrigation meter
customer is 1) greater than the landscaped area assigned to the
dedicated irrigation meter, 2) in a fire control zone, 3) in an erosion
control zone or 4) is considered as Special Landscaped Area.
on the above criteria, if you qualify
for an increased allocation please print and complete the Variance
it to our Customer Service
department along with the required documentation. Variance Request
Forms can also be
picked up at the Valencia Water Company office at 24631 Avenue
Rockefeller, Valencia, CA 91355. For more information,
call Customer Service department at (661) 294-0828 or email firstname.lastname@example.org.
are requesting a variance for landscaped areas that may be considered
“Special Landscaped Areas”, in a fire control zones
or an erosion control zone, please refer to Schedule No. DIM-VAR
for additional information.
to read the Company’s complete variance process.