Water Conservation

shady creek with running water in Arroyo del ValleThe Water Conservation Division provides customers with services and education for efficient water use to help protect this precious natural resource.

The State of California is facing yet another critically dry year. In 2015, the Pleasanton community achieved an impressive 37% reduction in water use compared to 2013! Though we have received a considerable amount of rain this winter, California is still in a drought. In response to the continuing drought and Governor's executive order continuing the mandate on statewide water reduction, Pleasanton maintains a 25% mandatory water reduction compared to 2013 use to protect our water supply. Take the time to re-review the following water-saving tips to ensure your household or business is water-efficient:

  • Check & repair all leaks in and around your home and/or business; these include leaky toilets, faucets, showers, sprinklers, & valves   
  • Starting April 1 through September 30, limit outdoor watering to no more than 2 non-consecutive days per week and turn off the controller when rain is expected
  • No hose washing or power washing of hard-surfaced areas with potable water       
  • Eliminate water run-off by shortening watering time and adding multiple watering cycles
  • Only water landscaping after 6 p.m. and before 9 a.m. to reduce water loss from wind and evaporation
  • Wash cars, trucks, etc., at car wash facilities that recycle their water
  • Turn off the tap when brushing your teeth, shaving or dishwashing by hand
  • Wash only full loads of laundry and dishes
  • Install water-efficient devices, such as faucet aerators and showerheads
  • Take shorter showers. Reducing your showering time by 5 minutes can save up to 12.5 gallons of water!
  • Cover your pool when not in use to significantly reduce water loss from evaporation

Know the Facts

Pleasanton Drought Helpful Resources

Surcharge Adjustment Form: You can submit an Application for Drought Surcharge Adjustment if you received a drought surcharge on your bill and were unable to achieve the required water reduction due to one of the following conditions:

  • Threat to health
  • Sanitation   
  • Fire protection
  • Threat to customer/public safety
  • Would cause unfair economic hardship
  • Specific medical requirements
  • Permanent change in customer household size

Conserving Water: Our Community Cares!

In 2014 Pleasanton was one of the first communities in the state to proactively respond to the drought. This response amounted to a savings of 1.65 billion gallons of precious drinking water compared to water use in 2013! Pleasanton continues to lead the way - In 2015, our community surpassed this amount to save over 2 billion gallons of drinking water! That's a water savings of 37% compared to the amount of water used in our community in 2013! Thank you Pleasanton!