Save Our Water
Every drop counts! Learn more about how to conserve water during the drought
After yet another winter with below-average rainfall, Santa Clara County is in “severe drought," with local reservoirs reaching drastically low levels. Last year, the Santa Clara Valley Water District declared a water shortage emergency and imposed mandatory usage reductions of 15% compared to 2019 levels. In light of these conditions, the County last June declared a local emergency, and Governor Gavin Newsom later added Santa Clara County to the state’s drought emergency proclamation.
This means 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.