Conservation Updates

Drought Update

This year marks the third consecutive dry year in the State, with the first three months recorded as the driest in history. On March 28, 2022, Governor Newsom issued an executive order calling on all Californians to use water more efficiently.

East Valley Water District has and continues to make infrastructure investments like the Sterling Natural Resources Center to secure a safe and reliable drought-proof supply of water, even during dry years.

The District will continue to encourage customers to use water efficiently, but will not limit watering to once a week.

Watering Guidelines 

To prevent the waste and unreasonable use of water and to promote conservation, each of the following actions are in place:

  • Watering times are between the hours of 6:00pm - 6:00am
  • No irrigation 2 days following a measurable rainfall
  • No excessive water waste
  • No irrigation of turf or high water use plants within public street medians and parkways
  • Vehicle washing is to be done with a hose equipped with an automatic shut-off nozzle
  • No washing down of hard surfaces
  • Fountains must use recirculated water
  • Restaurants are only to serve water to guest upon request
  • Hotels and motels must offer the option to refuse laundry service to save water
  • Swimming pools are to be covered when not in use for extended periods of time
  • Homeowner’s associations and cities cannot fine homeowners trying to conserve.



State Drought Monitoring Update

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