Water conservation is always important, even for residents of apartments, condominiums or mobile homes who might not receive a bill directly for their water service. The cost of water could be rolled into the rent or homeowners’ associations fees, so wise water use ultimately will save water and money.
It is important to promptly report any leaks to the landlord or HOA, since even small leaks can quickly grow, potentially damaging personal property. If you see broken sprinkler heads or other irrigation issues in common areas outside, be sure to report it and do not assume others have notified the property manager.
Working together to save water will ensure we have a sustainable supply now and for generations to come. This includes being smart about water use by taking shorter showers, turning off the faucet when brushing teeth, and running dishwashers and washing machines with full loads to maximize efficiency.
Even if you do not directly receive an Indio Water Authority bill, conserving water and avoiding waste will reduce costs and preserve this essential resource.