Save Our Water
Every drop counts! Learn more about how to conserve water during the drought
The County of Santa Clara encourages residents and businesses to conserve water as the region heads into a third drought year. The County’s Board of Supervisors in May approved a resolution that urges a 15 percent reduction in water usage compared to 2019 levels, as part of efforts to address the ongoing arid conditions.
The resolution encourages community members to follow conservation goals outlined by the Santa Clara Valley Water District:
- limit watering of lawns and ornamental landscaping using potable water (by means other than drip irrigation) to no more than two days per week, and not during midday hours when there is more risk of water evaporation;
- prioritize watering of established trees using low-flow irrigation over watering lawns and ornamental landscaping;
- avoid using potable water to wash buildings, structures, driveways, patios, parking lots, tennis courts, or other hard-surfaced areas that can instead be swept;
- avoid using potable water for construction purposes, unless no other source of water can be used; and
- avoid using potable water to fill decorative fountains, lakes, ponds, or swimming pools.
Everyone in our community should be taking steps to immediately begin conserving water. Below are some tips and resources that can help us all do our part in saving this precious resource.
NOTE: The County of Santa Clara only has jurisdiction over unincorporated areas. For drought updates within local municipalities, please visit city websites: Campbell, Cupertino, Los Altos, Los Altos Hills, Los Gatos, Gilroy, Milpitas, Monte Sereno, Morgan Hill, Mountain View, Palo Alto, San Jose, Santa Clara, Saratoga, and Sunnyvale.