Effective May 1, 2022, TCPUD is in Stage 2 – Moderate Water Shortage, which applies to TCPUD water service areas and requires water conservation measures.
Every Drop Counts. Use Water Wisely.
The TCPUD is committed to Making Water Conservation a Regular Way of Life and has responded to California’s severe drought conditions and the increasing demand on TCPUD’s water supply. Learn more about current Drought Response and Water Conservation Restrictions in effect:
- TCPUD's Ordinance 304: Water Conservation and Drought Response Standards
- TCPUD's Resolution 22-12: Declaration of Drought Response Standards Stage 2 - Moderate Water Shortage
- State Water Resources Control Board (SWRCB) New Statewide Emergency Water Conservation Drought Regulations: Effective June 10, 2022
Water conservation requirements in effect under TCPUD Stage 2 include:
- Designated irrigation days established – 3 days per week
- Odd addresses irrigate on Sunday, Tuesday, and Thursday
- Even addresses irrigate on Monday, Wednesday, and Friday
- No irrigation on Saturday
- Large common areas and public facilities may request alternate irrigation schedules based on specific needs
- Restrictions apply to new construction landscaping and new or rehabilitated vegetation
- Using water on hard surfaces, including driveways, sidewalks, parking lots, and athletic facilities shall be prohibited, except for pavement resurfacing or sealing, construction services, and/or public health and safety
- The use of water in decorative water features that do not recirculate the water is prohibited
Landscape irrigation represents the largest demand on TCPUD’s water supply, and proactively managing irrigation practices can dramatically reduce water consumption. There are also many other simple ways to have an impact that saves water, replenishes underground aquifers, prepares for the uncertainties of climate change, and minimizes the harmful effects of drought.
TCPUD's ongoing water conservation requirements in effect:
- Repairing water leaks. Visit How to Check For and Repair Water Leaks for more information.
- Preventing water runoff
- Using automatic shutoff valves and nozzles when cleaning vehicles and other outdoor surfaces
- Installing low-flow plumbing fixtures in new and retrofit construction for residential, commercial, and public structures
- Winterizing landscape irrigation and adhering to specific irrigation times of day, precipitation, and low temperature occurrences.
Implementing water conservation measures is an environmentally sound way to protect and conserve our water resources and ensure the continued supply and reliability of drinking water as well as providing capacity for fire suppression.
Try these water conservation measures to help conserve our water resources:
Water Conservation Measures and Water Savings
- Use mulch around trees and plants: 750 to 1,500 gallons/month
- Water during cool parts of the day: 300 gallons/month
- Minimize watering lawns on windy days: 300 gallons per watering
- Set mower blades one notch higher: 500 to 1,500 gallons/month
- Replace lawns with drought tolerant plants: 5,000 to 20,000 gallons/month
- Fix leaky faucets and toilets: 110 gallons/month
- Install low flow showerheads*: 15 gallons/ten minutes
- Run full loads of laundry: 15-45 gallons/month
- Shutoff when brushing teeth/doing dishes: 10 gallons/day
- Install aerators on faucets*: 1.2 gallons/day
- Install water efficient appliances: 13,000 gallons/year
- Use shutoff valves and nozzles for outdoor water use*: 15,000 gallons/year
* These items are included in TCPUD’s FREE Water Conservation Kit – visit us today to get yours!
Be sure to also take advantage of the TCPUD water efficiency rebate program for water efficient toilets, dishwashers, clothes washers and smart irrigation controls. Rebates up to $100 are available per appliance/fixture.
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For additional questions call 530-580-6282 or email us!