Water conservation

Pleasanton City Council declares local drought emergency

PLEASANTON, Calif. (KRON) – Residents of Pleasanton are advised to conserve water after city council on Tuesday declared a local drought emergency and a second phase water shortage.

This means that residents will have to reduce their water consumption by 15% compared to last year.

In order to save water, residents can:

  • Make simple changes to your routine and install Sense of water labeled plumbing fixtures and irrigation equipment
  • Limit outdoor watering to one day per week
  • Learn to detect common household leaks
  • Potable water should not be used for garden hoses or pressure washing aisles, sidewalks or other landscaping
  • Eliminate irrigation water runoff by shortening watering time and adding multiple watering cycles
  • Waterscape between 9 p.m. and 6 a.m.
  • Turn off the controller if it rains – Outdoor watering is prohibited during and within 48 hours of rain
  • Wash vehicles with a hose with a shut-off nozzle – No water can enter the storm sewer system
  • Check and repair all leaks in and around your home or business
  • Turn off the faucet when brushing your teeth, shaving or washing the dishes
  • Wash full loads of laundry and dishes
  • Install water efficient appliances
  • Take shorter showers
  • Keep the pool covered when not in use
  • Register for Water customer portal to monitor monthly, daily and hourly consumption
  • Learn how to read the water meter for leaks

For more resources on water conservation, visit City of Pleasanton website.

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