Drought and Water Update from City of Davis
California water conservation framework and mandatory restrictions
[The] new water use … framework includes:
- A standard for indoor residential water use of 55 gallons per person per day—dropping
incrementally to 50 gallons beginning in 2030.
- A standard for outdoor residential water use (to be determined) based upon a
community’s climate and the amount of landscaped area.
- A standard for water loss due to leaks in water system pipes (to be determined).
State mandated end user restrictions on water use still remain in effect and are likely to become permanent. [A partial] list of mandatory water conservation measures for the City of Davis are listed below.
- No watering outdoors between 9 a.m. and 6 p.m., except with a hand-held container or hose with a shut-off nozzle, or for very short periods when adjusting a sprinkler system*
- Outdoor watering is restricted to three days a week*:
- Odd numbered addresses: Tuesday, Thursday and Saturday
- Even numbered addresses: Wednesday, Friday and Sunday
- No outdoor watering on Monday;
- *Drip irrigation systems and soaker hoses are exempt from watering days and times
- No watering during periods of rain or for 48 hours after measureable rainfall
- No excessive water flow or runoff onto pavement, gutters or ditches from watering or irrigating landscapes or vegetation of any kind
- No washing down paved surfaces unless for safety or sanitation, in which case a bucket, a hose with a shut-off nozzle, a cleaning machine that recycles water or a low-volume/high-pressure water broom must be used
- All property owners must fix leaks, breaks or malfunctions when they find them, or within 72 hours of receiving a notice from the city of Davis
- Fountains and water features must have a re-circulating water system
- Vehicles must be washed with a hand-held bucket and/or hose equipped with a water shut-off nozzle (does not apply to commercial car washes)
- Restaurants may not serve drinking water unless by patron’s request
Water Quality Report
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