Water Conservation

Tags: Conservation

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City of Davis Mandatory Water Restrictions
City of Davis Mandatory Water Cutbacks: Workshop Presentation
City's Efforts to Conserve Water
Water Reduction in Parks and City Facilities
Caring for Trees During the Drought
UC Davis Arboretum All-Stars: Low-Water Use Plants

On September 2, 2014, the City of Davis adopted resolution 14-124 which established emergency regulations that remain in effect during continued periods of drought. The City continues to aim to achieve a citywide 30% water use reduction consistent with Davis’ Urban Water Management Plan’s Stage 3 water shortage contingency plan. Davis’ 30% water use reduction goal is measured at the wells and not measured by changes in individual customer accounts.

With the Governor’s recent proclamation of continued state of emergency, the State Water Resources Control Board has drafted updated regulations. When adopted, the city will need to achieve at least 28% water use reduction in year 2015 versus 2013. The city will also need to review its own regulations for consistency with the state. In order to achieve the State’s 28% reduction requirement and the City’s own 30% goal, community participation will be necessary.

Water conservation is a cost-effective and environmentally-sound way to reduce our demand for water. Using water carefully is always important. For most single family residential customers, focusing on outdoor water use can result in easy water savings. About 60%-70% of the water consumed during the summer months is used for landscape irrigation.

Inside the home, the most reliable way to reduce water use is to make sure you have water efficient appliances. Replacing toilets and clothes washers with more efficient models and using lower flow showerheads (2 gallons per minute or less) will reduce your overall water use year round.

Also make sure that all your leaks are fixed and that lawns and gardens are not overwatered. Saving water is not only good for your pocketbook, but also will help reduce your carbon footprint.

To help you reduce your water use, the City of Davis teamed up with WaterInsight, a program geared toward helping Davis residents reduce their water use one drop at a time. More information about WaterInsight.

  • Davis Water Well Update and Conservation Measures

    Tags: Conservation

    City of Davis Launches "Save Davis Water" Water Conservation Program

    Water Well Update

    The City of Davis municipal well water levels have dropped 10 feet since 2008. This year, the March to … more

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  • Watering your lawn

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    If you live in a home with an average sized lawn, you are probably using at least half of your water outdoors. Many people give their lawns too much water. Not only is that wasteful, but it can also … more

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  • Drought

    Governor Declares Drought

    On January 17, 2014 Governor Jerry Brown issued a drought state of emergency declaration in response to record-low water levels in California’s rivers and reservoirs … more

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  • Monitor Your Water Useage

    There are 2 ways to monitor your water usage.

    Register for WaterSmart.

    Using the PIN provided on your city services bill, login to your city services account to view your water use history.

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  • Leak detection

    Leaks can be the biggest water waster of all. A running toilet can use as much as 4,000 gallons (5 CCF) per day! If you feel your water use is high, you can request assistance from the Public Works … more

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  • Water use in your home

    Tags: Conservation

    Make sure your home appliances are water efficient. It is estimated that water efficient clothes washers may save up to 6,270 gallons of water per year.

    Install a toilet dam or displacement … more

    Requires Update: No

  • Helpful Links

    Tags: Conservation

    What is a hundred cubic foot (CCF)?

    UC Davis Integrated Pest Management—this site offers a step-by-step process to determine how much to water your lawn based on where you live, your … more

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Programs: Water