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1 RESIDENTIAL WATER SURVEY Thomas Guide 2009 Page Number: Meter #/Location: Appointment Date Time Acct Number Customer Name Last First Address City Zip Code Daytime Phone Evening Phone Age of Home Years Occupancy # Toilets # Showers Residents Adults Teen Children Total R.O. Yes No Lot Size 1/8 ¼ ½ ¾ +1 Water Softener Yes No Pool Yes No Sprinkler System NA Hose Manual Auto Spa Yes No Grass Yes No Number of Stations / Valves Post Survey Data Surveyed By Test Hand Moving Yes No Sprinkler Type A.R. D.U. Catch Can Test Yes No Meter Reading Average Daily Consumption (HCF) Water Pressure (PSI) Notes Advised to: Reprogram timer / Consider Smart Controller / Consider nozzles / Consider A.T. / Cash for Plants Repair / replace pressure regulator

2 Otay Water District Residential Water Survey Hold Harmless Agreement The customer at the below address is interested in reducing water use on his/her property and requests assistance from the Otay Water District in doing so. It is the customer s option to implement part or all of the recommendations. Any activities beyond the residential water survey conducted by the District s staff, such as the customer installation of showerheads, aerators, and toilet displacement devices will be at the sole discretion, risk, and cost of the customer. This agreement gives the Otay Water District s Water Surveyors permission to enter and to be on the customer s property for the purpose of conducting a residential water survey. Customer agrees to defend, indemnify, protect and hold the Otay Water District, their agents, officers, and employees harmless from and against any and all claims or liability for injuries or damages to any person or property which arise from or are connected with or are caused or claimed to be caused by the acts or omissions of the customer or from conditions on the customer s property; provided, however, that the customer s duty to indemnify and hold harmless shall not include any claims or liability arising from the established sole negligence or willful misconduct of the Otay Water District, their agents, officers, or employees in performing the work or services or supplying materials or equipment to the customer. Address City Zip Customer s Signature Date Otay Water District Water Conservation

3 WATER CONSUMPTION PROJECTION Account Number Customer Name Service Address One unit equals 100 cubic feet (HCF) or gallons TODAY S DATE: TODAY S METER READING: HCF LAST METER READING: - HCF YOUR TOTAL WATER USAGE: HCF DATE OF LAST READING: TOTAL DAYS SINCE LAST READING CONVERSION TO GALLONS (748.5 gallons = 1HCF X = GALLONS TOTAL GALLONS TOTAL DAYS = GALLONS PER DAY GALLONS PER DAY X 30 X 30 = GALLONS in 30 DAYS NEXT BILL PROJECTION (if current usage continues) Total gallons used in 30 days gallons = Total HCF = HCF Otay Water District Water Conservation

4 WATER USE AND TOTAL WATER USAGE PROJECTIONS The Otay Water District bills customers approximately every 30 days; a billing cycle may vary between 29 to 31 days depending on the actual day the meter is read. Customers are billed for the exact number of days between billing periods. Water consumption is measured and billed in units of 100 cubic feet or HCF; one HCF is gallons of water. YOUR TOTAL WATER USAGE is the difference between the current meter reading (TODAY S METER READING) and the previous meter reading (LAST METER READING). To figure out your average daily usage, YOUR TOTAL WATER USAGE is divided by the number of days between the meter readings. It is easier to understand this number when calculated in gallons per day. The NEXT BILL PROJECTION is the average daily usage in GALLON PER DAY multiplied by 30 DAYS. The Otay Water District will display total water usage in HCF on your water bill. If a bill projection indicates a significant increase in water usage, this may be due to various factors: seasonal changes with resultant increase in exterior water usage; planting a new lawn or plants with additional water usage; or, a property-side leak which may need immediate attention. The most common property-side leak is a toilet leak which may vary from between 20 gallons per day to more than 4,000 gallons per day. Make Every Drop Count!

5 Interior Water Survey Customer Name SHOWERS Leak? Tub diverter leak? Provided showerhead Date Surveyed by BATHROOMS TOILETS Existing GPF (1.6, 3.5, 5.0, 7.0) Leak detected (dye tablet) High water level BATHROOM FAUCETS Leak? KITCHEN Leak? DISHWASHER? Avg. No. of Loads/wk. Energy Star? REVERSE OSMOSIS On/Off LAUNDRY ROOM Faucet GPM Faucet leak? Washing Machine Age: WATER Gas Electric Solar Propane Unknown HEATER WATER None Portable Exchange Auto Regenerating SOFTNER High efficiency LEAKS On/off Avg. No. loads/wk. Otay Water District Water Conservation

6 WATERING SCHEDULE Season Spring Summer Fall Turf Watering Schedule Min/ Cycle Cycle/ Week Irrigation Day/Wk Total Recommended Turf Watering Schedule Season Spring Summer Fall Min/ Cycle Cycle/ Week Irrigation Day/Wk Total How often is schedule adjusted: Recommended weekly schedule versus present schedule: Same Decrease Time % No Baseline Data Available Modify Schedule Increase Time % Present Spring/Summer/Fall/Winter Irrigation Schedule Suggestions Location Type Mins Repeat x Week Total % of planted area in turf grass: % of area in slope: Thatch build-up Grass Type: None Warm Season Cool Season Mixed Root depth: Moisture depth: Soil type: Clay Clay Loam Sandy Loam Loam Water Conservation

7 Catch Can Data Site Head Type Soil Classification Depth Grass Controller Model Station (s) Can 1 Can 2 Can 3 Can 4 Can 5 Can 6 Can 7 Can 8 Can 9 Can 10 Can 11 Can 12 CV Ave = Total Catch (ml) = / # of Cans Avg LQ = LQ Catch (ml) = / # of Cans Distribution Uniformity (DU) DULQ = Ave LQ X 100 CV Ave DULQ = (Ave LQ) X 100 = % Distribution Uniformity (CV Ave) Application Rate (AR) AR = CV Ave X 3.66 Run Time X Catch Can Area (15.89 Cal Poly Cup) AR = CV Ave X 3.66 Run Time X = = Inch / Hour AR

8 Name EXTERIOR SURVEY-Irrigation System Evaluation Pressure PSI Plant type: Warm Season, Cool Season, Mix Dich., Ornamental, Drought Tolerant, Vegetables, Trees w/mulch, Ground Cover Valves not separated by plant water requirement Valves not separated for sun exposure Area over-watered Broken or clogged heads Heads/nozzles not matched Uneven head spacing Low head drainage Spray pattern blocked or misdirected Incorrect spray arc Overspray Sunken Heads Heads not vertical to ground Misting due to high pressure Broken/leaking valve or pipe Soil compaction-need to aerate soil Excess grass thatch Unequal pressure/unequal discharge rate Pinched or broken tubing Tubing pulled off of emitters Emitters too close to plant Low pressure causes flow vs. drip Missing/broken emitters Clogged emitters Pressure Regulator Outside Faucet Leak:

9 CUSTOMER: INTERIOR Repair all interior leaks that have been found during the Survey. Leaks are located Consider a high-efficiency washing machine. Save up to 9,000 gallons per year, use 65% less water, 55% less energy and cut you drying time by 50%. Currently, a $185 reservation rebate is available by calling Replace toilets with ultra-low flush or high efficiency toilet which use gallons of water per flush. A family of four can save an average of 15,000 gallons per year. Have an on/off switch installed on reverse osmosis water treatment units and water softeners that discharge water. Replace shower heads/faucet aerators with those provided by the Surveyor. EXTERIOR Repair all exterior leaks that have been found during the Survey. Leaks are located: Visit to develop a customized watering schedule. Remember: Cutback watering time in the fall and winter months. Adjust the irrigation schedule according to seasonal changes. Turn off the irrigation system during rainy periods. Run the irrigation system before 9 a.m. or after 4 p.m. Install separate irrigation valves for watering grass independently from trees, shrubs, and other plant materials. Reduce water to grass, trees, shrubs, and other plant materials located in shady areas. Consider installing a drip irrigation system. Install a weather smart irrigation controller and reduce your landscape water usage by 10%. Use 2 to 4 inches of mulch around all plants but keep away from trunks. Consider applying for our dollar-for-foot Cash for Plants Program that can significantly reduce your landscape water usage. Review sprinkler heads monthly and adjust or fix as necessary. To conserve water in areas with grass: OTAY WATER DISTRICT RESIDENTIAL WATER SURVEY WATER-SAVING RECOMMENDATIONS De-thatch Aerate Reduce fertilization Do not water areas that have no grass, trees, shrubs, or other plant materials. Mow grass at appropriate height: 2" - 3" for cool season; 1" for warm season Additional recommendations: Make Every Drop Count!

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