Winterhaven has traditionally been known for its ranch-style homes, wide streets, large trees, and green grass. Residents are committed to maintaining these qualities, which not only contribute to our historic neighborhood status, but create a beautiful and welcoming community for its residents.
Because maintaining turf requires water, a valuable and limited resource, the Winterhaven community has been taking great strides towards using water effectively so that overall water use is reduced while the integrity of the neighborhood is not compromised. Since 2004, Winterhaven has reduced its water consumption by 34% and continues to be committed to additional reductions.
Water Conservation efforts in Winterhaven have included digitalized meter reading for accurate data collection, a rebate program for low water use appliances, monthly reporting of water usage available on a community water website www.winterhavenwater.com, a tiered pay structure for water fees, and numerous educational classes for residents on using water wisely.
Check out the WATERSENSE website to learn what communities around the country are doing to use water more efficiently outdoors.
Winterhaven residents can receive rebates for water conserving devices installed inside and outside of their homes. Future efforts include expanding the rebate program and introducing water harvesting to interested neighbors.