What is this service?
Water conservation is an effort to use our limited natural resource of water wisely and responsibly for our current and future needs. Whether or not we are in a drought, fresh, clean water is a scarce resource and every drop counts. Through long-term planning and education, we are Making Water Conservation A Way Of Life. Tips on how to conserve water can be found here.
Current Status and Proclamations
On July 8th, 2021, Governor Gavin Newson issued a regional drought state of emergency for 50 of California’s 58 counties. This proclamation calls on Californians to voluntarily reduce their water use by 15 percent with simple measures to protect water reserves if drought conditions continue and to help maintain critical flows for fish and wildlife. On July 13th, 2021, the San Luis Obispo County Board of Supervisors declared a local drought emergency. Reduced rainfall, low reservoir levels, and uncertainty of state water delivery are some of the factors that lead to this declaration.
Statewide & Local Response to Water Conservation
Below are the State mandated water conservation regulations that continue to remain in effect:
REQUIRED BY EVERYONE
- No watering of outdoor landscapes that cause runoff
- No using hoses without shut-off nozzles
- No using water in a fountain or decorative water feature, unless the water is recirculated
- No washing of driveways & sidewalks
- No outdoor irrigation during and 48 hours following rain
REQUIRED BY BUSINESSES
- Restaurants and other food service establishments can only serve water to customers upon request
- Hotels and Motels must provide guests with the option of not having towels and linens laundered daily
Keep Up to Date on Current Water Related Data and Information in San Luis Obispo County
Follow Public Works Water Conservation
For more information regarding current water conservation efforts and restrictions please contact: (805) 781-5135