As a local water agency, the Las Virgenes Municipal Water District (LVMWD) is committed to water conservation as a California way of life. However, LVMWD is also committed to protecting the environment and community values of our service area. As a leader in the implementation of recycled water efforts, LVMWD has been providing recycled wastewater for irrigation since 1983. Each year, this program conserves nearly 6,000 acre feet of water, making use of a precious resource while also reducing the amount of water that we need to import each year.
Additionally, LVMWD has implemented innovative programs to reduce our greenhouse gas emissions with the use of a solar energy and onsite composting. LVMWD is doing its part to conserve our local resources and we need your help to achieve greater water conservation. To learn more about what you can do to help conserve our natural resources please explore the links on this page.
What LVMWD Does to Conserve
Recycled water is recovered from wastewater through an extensive treatment process. While it does not meet drinking water standards, it is safe for human contact and is suitable to irrigate parks, golf courses, roadway landscapes, commercial properties and multi-family landscapes. However, there are regulatory and distribution barriers to making recycled water available to irrigate single-family dwellings. << read more>>
The solar power generation facility adjacent to the headquarters of Las Virgenes Municipal Water District on Las Virgenes Road in Calabasas is designed to generate peak power of approximately 1 million watts, which is used to pump recycled water for regional use. << read more>>