Water Use Restrictions

The State Water Resource Control Board, which administers the City's water supply permit, requires sensible water restrictions such as:  
  • Application of potable water to outdoor landscapes during and within 48 hour after measureable rainfall is prohibited
  • Allowing runoff when irrigating with potable water is prohibited
  • Washing of sidewalks, walkways, driveways, and other hard-surfaced areas is prohibited
  • Washing a motor vehicle without a hose fitted with an automatic shut-off is prohibited
  • Use of potable water in a fountain or other decorative water feature except where the water is part of a recirculating system is prohibited

For more information on State-wide restrictions, visit the State Water Resource Control Board.

Water Over Use

Changes to State Mandated Water Conservation Measures

Governor Jerry Brown issued an executive order on April. 7, 2017, that lifted the drought emergency while still retaining the prohibition against wasteful practices. “This drought emergency is over, but the next drought could be around the corner,” said Governor Brown. “Conservation must remain a way of life.”

What does this mean for the City?


The City's short- and long-term water supply is in very good condition. Just because our water supply is reliable, doesn't mean that we should stop using water wisely. 

Water is a limited resource with demands from humans, animals, vegetation, bodies of water, and others. It is a critical part of our local and global ecosystems, and is imperative that we preserve it's long-term viability. 

The City will continue to offer water conservation rebates and programs to help customers reduce water consumption. Check out our water rebates page for more information.

Information from the State Water Resources Control Board

state water graphic

Press Releases

  May 19, 2015
  March 18, 2015

Mailed Notices

  Mandatory Water Conservation Measures Flyer - Mailed June 9, 2015
  Water Restrictions and Enforcement Letter - Mailed June 5, 2015