Conservation Regulation Updates

Drought Update

With improved water conditions throughout the State the drought emergency has been lifted.  Although the State is no longer in a stage of drought Californians are being asked to continue complying with the prohibitions on wasteful practices and to make conservation a California way of life.

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 during a declared drought.



State Drought Monitoring Update

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  1. 2016 Drought Update
  2. 2015 Drought Update
  3. 2014 Drought Update

May 2016 Drought Update

In May 2016, Governor Brown issued an executive order calling for new permanent conservation measures that will improve long-term drought preparedness and eliminate water-wasting practices. The State Water Resource Control Board also adjusted its emergency regulation requiring all water suppliers to calculate their own conservation standards.

East Valley Water District submitted a self-imposed conservation standard of 15% based on the supply and demand from the previous drought years. The District's new conservation standard is in effect through the end of January 2017.

To meet our 15% reduction goal, EVWD is asking customers to continue their water-saving efforts by following these conservation measures currently in effect:

  • 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

Customers are encouraged to use the District as a resource when looking for ways to conserve. The District offers educational resources, community workshops and rebate programs to assist customers in making conservation a California way of life.