Water Conservation & Drought Information
The State Water Resources Control Board and the Governor’s office have issued regulations and directives for water conservation in response to the drought. Information on the State’s drought conservation regulations and directives to water customers and water agencies is provided here. The City has its own water utility and is following these directives as well as informing its customers on the drought response measures to be followed. The City’s program is currently a Stage 1 conservation program with a target reduction of 20% below 2013 demands.
Stage 1 Water Conservation - we look at it as a “Community Cooperation Method
” of water conservation. The code enforcement procedures will only be applied to those customers that blatantly waste water
. For customers already conserving, the City thanks you and asks that you continue to save water and look for additional ways to reduce water use further.
If the target savings are not achieved, the City may enact Stage 2 or 3 Mandatory Reductions which allocated 65 gallons per person per day to each household. This method is extremely time consuming to administer because it requires manually monitoring each customer’s water use and conducting enforcement on a larger number of customers. If customers actively participate in water conservation, we may be able to prevent a Stage 2 or 3 event.
For more information, please call 707-894-1728 or email Eric Janzen
for more information.
Questions may be emailed to Customer Service
and will be answered within two business days.
Watch the PBS News interview City Engineer Craig Scott, Mayor Carol
Russell, and Bear Republic Co-Founder Richard Norgrove. These
interviews start 3:30 minutes into the 8 minute video.
||Additional resources available at SaveOurH2o.org or click on the water saving tip box to the left.