As the days get shorter and the weather cools down, plant water requirements drop. During the months of October and November make sure to adjust your irrigation controller to water landscapes no more than one day per week.
Need help figuring out how long to water for? Check out our recommended drought irrigation schedule or sign up for a free Controller Assistance Program visit.
The City of Pleasanton remains under a Local Drought Emergency and Stage 2 Water Shortage, with a 15% water use reduction compared to the same time period in 2020.
Review the Stage 2 Water Conservation Measures to start saving more water today!
Stage 2 Drought Rates are still in effect for all water use since May 1, 2022.
Limit outdoor watering to no more than 1day per week. Download our Recommended Year-Round Watering Schedule for more details.
Take shorter showers. Reducing your showering time by 5 minutes can save up to 12.5 gallons of water!
Learn how to detect common household leaks here: Indoor and Outdoor Leak Detection
Use a broom to sweep! Potable water shall not be used for power washing of driveways, sidewalks, or other hardscapes.
Eliminate water runoff from irrigation by shortening watering time and adding multiple watering cycles.
Water landscaping between 9 PM and 6 AM to reduce water loss from wind and evaporation.
Turn off irrigation controllers when rain is expected. Watering outdoors is prohibited during and within 48 hours of measurable rainfall.
Wash cars, trucks, etc., with a hose equipped with a shut off nozzle - and remember, no water may enter the storm drain system, this includes the gutter - consider washing vehicles at a car wash that recirculates a portion of the wash water.
CHECK FOR & FIX ALL leaks in and around your home and/or business regularly; these include leaky toilets, faucets, showers, sprinklers, and valves - leaks can account for 14% of indoor water use!
Turn off the tap when brushing your teeth, shaving, or dish washing by hand.
Wash only full loads of laundry and dishes.
Keep your pool covered when it's not in use - this will significantly reduce water loss from evaporation.
Leave grass clippings on your lawn to serve as a mulch, this reduces evaporation and provides nutrients to your lawn.
Register for the Customer Water Portal (https://pleasantonwater.smartcmobile.com). This allows you to monitor your monthly, daily and hourly water consumption, and you can select to receive auto-leak notifications for early detection (within 24 hours) of possible leaks. For more information, please click here.
Learn how to read your water meter and use it to detect water leaks:
Learn about water conservation from home. Online Water Conservation Resources:
Want more help reducing your water use? Check out our Water Conservation Rebates and Services, or call the City of Pleasanton Water Conservation Program: 925-931-5525.
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The Alameda County Master Gardeners are a group of trained volunteers that help residents of Alameda County learn about gardening. They offer a wealth of information from outstanding plants for Alameda County, safe plant pest management, demonstration gardens, and more.
New for Dedicated Irrigation Meter Customers, on June 10th the State of California passed an Emergency Water Conservation Regulation banning the use of potable (drinking) water for decorative or non-functional turf at commercial, industrial, and institutional properties. Learn more here: Non-Functional Turf Water Ban.
For more information about the City of Pleasanton Water Conservation Program please contact:
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