Cover the pool when not in use to control evaporation and save energy from heat loss. Up to 95% of water loss from evaporation can be saved through the use of a pool cover when the pool is not in use
Reduce the temperature if possible, particularly when the pool is not in use.
Limit the frequency of pool refilling. Only refill pool when required for water quality reasons.
Backwash pool filters only when necessary.If the backwash cycle is controlled by a timer, check and adjust the frequency of the cycle to ensure optimal efficiency. Use head loss to determine backwash frequency (8-10 psi loss)
Where feasible, use filter backwash for irrigating lawns or plants and shrubs or for cooling tower make-up.
Lower the pool's water level as much as possible to reduce the amount of water that can be splashed out.
Check the pool regularly for cracks and leaks and make repairs promptly. If pool drops more than 1 inch per day then investigate for problems.
Replace shower heads in the changing area to low flow fixtures and post signs to encourage pool users to limit the time spent in the shower.
Add a fence, trees or shrubs to provide a wind break to reduce evaporation.
Utilize a pool vacuum that recycles water when cleaning the pool.
Website Accesibilty Policy Willows Water District
Willows Water District is fully committed to providing accessible facilities, elements and
channels of communication to all members of the public. As part of this commitment, Willows Water District
has a policy of providing an accessible website compatible with the Web Content Accessibility Guidelines (WCAG 2.1) and
commercial screen reading software. All features of the website are coded to allow individuals with vision and
other impairments to understand and use the website to the same degree as someone without disabilities. We welcome
feedback and can often resolve issues in a timely manner if they arise.
If you need any special assistance or accommodations
Willows Water District has designated a compliance officer for website disability-related accommodations.
The compliance officer has received training in website accessibility and updates the site in accordance with those best
practices. Contact our accessibility officer to report an issue.
Compliance Procedures and Reports
In addition to testing with users with a wide range of disabilities and coding our website to WCAG standards,
Willows Water District regularly scans its website to ensure ongoing compliance, and makes timely
changes to any inaccessible changes, if any are found. In our ongoing commitment to transparency, we make the
last three months' reports available to the public.
August 2021 Website Accessibility Compliance Report
July 2021 Website Accessibility Compliance Report
June 2021 Website Accessibility Compliance Report
Linked Documents and Third Parties
Please note that this site may link out to third-party websites, such as state or federal agencies, that do
not have accessible content. This site may also include documents provided by third parties included in our
agenda packets, for example. While we cannot control the accessibility of content provided by third parties,
we are happy to assist any member of the public with reading and accessing content on our site.