Water is our most precious natural resource, there is never enough to waste.

The following water restrictions and provisions of the District’s Water Conservation Program and the California State Water Resources Control Board are mandatory and are in effect at all times. Failure to comply may result in a fine.

Designated Watering Days

  • Properties with street addresses ending with an even number can irrigate on Monday, Wednesday and Friday; properties with street addresses ending with an odd number can irrigate on Sunday, Tuesday and Thursday. No irrigation permitted on Saturday.
  • Irrigating exclusively with drip or other low-flow systems is exempt from designated irrigation days.

Restrictions:

  • Repair all leaks in plumbing and/or irrigation systems.
  • Do not allow irrigation runoff to flow onto adjacent property, non-irrigated areas, private and public walkways, roadways, parking lots, or structures.
  • Do not water non-landscaped, natural vegetation or undeveloped property.
  • All hoses need to be fitted with a shut-off nozzle or device attached to it that causes it to cease dispensing water immediately when not in use.
  • Do not spray water on driveways, sidewalks, parking areas, tennis courts, decks, patios and other improved areas.
  • Do not irrigate 48 hours after measurable precipitation.
  • All fountains or other decorative water feature must recirculate water.
  • Do not irrigate turf on public street medians.
  • Restaurants must serve water only upon request.
  • The hospitality industry must provide guests with the option of choosing not to have towels and linens laundered daily. The hotel or motel shall prominently display notice of this option in each guestroom using clear and easily understood language.

All water users are encouraged to report to the District all signs or indications of water leaks and water waste. You can report water leaks and waste by one of the following methods:

By Email:
waterwaste@stpud.dst.ca.us

By Phone:
(530) 544-6474 ext 6360

Online:
Report Water Waste

If you have any questions or concerns regarding the information listed above, please contact the Water Conservation Specialist at (530) 543-6268 or email sthomsen@stpud.dst.ca.us.

Enforcement:

The District has the duty and authority to enforce all provisions listed above.

First Violation: For a first violation within one calendar year, the District shall issue a written warning to the Water User.

Second Violation: For a second violation within one calendar year, a fine of $100 for residential customers shall be added to the Water User’s bill at the property where the violation occurred; for the second violation within one year, a fine of $500 for commercial customers shall be added to the Water User’s bill at the property where the violation occurred.

Third Violation: For a third violation within one calendar year, a fine of $250 for residential customers shall be added to the Water User’s bill at the property where the violation occurred; for the third violation within one year, a fine of $750 for commercial customers shall be added to the Water User’s bill at the property where the violation occurred.

Fourth Violation: For the fourth and any additional violations within one calendar year, a fine of $500 for residential customers shall be added to the Water User’s bill at the property where the violation occurred; for a fourth and any additional violations within one year, a fine of $1,000 for commercial customers shall be added to the Water User’s bill at the property where the violation occurred. The District may also discontinue the Water User’s water service at the property where the violations occurred in accordance with District Procedures. Re-connection shall be permitted only when there is reasonable protection against future violations, such as a flow-restricting device on the customer’s service connection, as determined at the District’s discretion.

District’s Water Conservation Ordinance

NEW Water Conservation Bills

On May 31, 2018 Governor Jerry Brown signed into law two new bills that will require urban water providers throughout California to set new permanent water use targets for their service areas by 2022. Senate Bill 606 (Hertzberg) and Assembly Bill 1668 (Friedman) provide a framework for setting water use targets, as well as implementing and enforcing the new water use requirements. There are no immediate impacts to customers from these new laws.

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