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WELCOME TO THE CITY OF VACAVILLE WATER CONSERVATION PAGE

 

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LONG TERM WATER CONSERVATION REGULATIONS

UNDER CONSIDERATION BY STATE

The California Department of Water Resources has been considering proposed legislation and regulations that would establish long term water efficiency standards and water shortage protocols that each water agency would be required to comply with. Measures under consideration include:

  • Revising Urban Water Shortage Contingency Plans to include up to 5 levels of mandatory water conservation in the event of future water shortages
  • Making water waste restrictions/prohibitions permanent
  • Establishing long term indoor/outdoor water conservation targets to be achieved by 2025

The State will make the proposed framework for these regulations available for review and public input next month. Be sure to check this webpage for more information and links to the State Department's website in order to be able to comment.

    

 

WATER CONSERVATION to DATE

Vacaville's Progress Towards Meeting the Current Voluntary 20%  Water Conservation Standard

 Month  2013 Water Use  2017 Water Use  % Reduction  Cumulative % Reduction

    April        

 465 MG

 286 MG

39%

 30%

 May    

 631 MG

 485 MG

 23%

 28%

 June    

  686 MG 

 565 MG

 18%

 25%

July    

 748 MG

 652 MG

 13%

 23%

 August    

 717 MG

 631 MG

 12%

 21%

 September

 616 MG

 562MG

 9%

 19%

 October   

 528 MG

 524MG

 1%

 17%

 November

 388 MG

 MG

 

MG = Million Gallons

Thank you Vacaville!

Your ongoing water conservation efforts continue to exceed the City's current voluntary water conservation requirements!  In order to continue achieving 20%  or more voluntary water conservation, the following suggestions are provided:

  • Irrigate no more than 15 - 20 minutes per cycle (may vary based on size and type of landscape)!
  • Keep showers under 10 minutes!
  • Fill your dishwasher before turning it on!
  • Fill your clothes washer when doing laundry!
  • Don't leave water running when not in use! 
  • Use water efficient appliances and fixtures!
  • Take advantage of the City and County's water conservation fixture, survey, and rebate programs!

KEEP YOUR TREES AND PLANTS ALIVE!   

Keeping trees and plants alive is good for the environment, so please water your trees and plants as needed. For more information on caring for your trees and landscape during a drought, you can click here.

For more information on any of the above programs or how to use your water efficiently, you may contact the City's Water Conservation office at 707-469-6400 or email us at utilitiesdept@cityofvacaville.com.