I received a letter about my water usage - what does this mean?
A letter was sent out to all residents who were in the top 20% of residential water users in Vacaville in 2016 to inform them about the free residential survey program offered in partnership with the Solano County Water Association (SCWA). This same program is also available to any resident in the City.
For any additional questions or concerns regarding the residential letter or your water use, you may call (707) 469-6400. To schedule an appointment for a free residential survey, please call (707) 410-5469.
Do residents on a well have to follow the City's watering restrictions?
The City does not regulate private wells. Residents who irrigate using water from their private well are not subject to the water use prohibitions established by the State and the City. However, we encourage those residents who are on wells to follow our regulations as good guidelines for conserving water.
Does the City have a greywater program?
The City currently does not have a greywater program but is looking into the possibilities of establishing a pilot program. Because there are public health issues associated with the use of greywater, it will be important to ensure that the right plumbing components are utilized to transport the gray water from the washing machine inside the home to an outdoor garden that can receive the water. Also, the resident will be required to undergo specific training in the installation and usage of the greywater system.
We will continue to provide the latest information as it becomes available on the possible use of greywater on outdoor gardens and landscapes.
Can the City provide recycled water to its residents similar to the program being offered by the City of Pleasanton?
Currently the City of Vacaville does not have a State permit to distribute recycled water. The City is working towards obtaining such a permit to be able to provide this water for irrigation purposes to nearby developments in the near (2 to 3 years) future with plans for distribution to developments located farther away in the more distant future as the infrastructure becomes available.
Is artificial turf eligible for the water efficient landscape rebate?
The Water Efficient Landscape Rebate program is funded through a state and federal grant that currently does not support the installation of artificial turf as a qualifying replacement for lawn. Accordingly, artificial turf is not eligible for the Water Efficient Landscape Rebate Program.