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Water Conservation Program

The Water Conservation Division is located at 3333 Busch Road in Pleasanton and can be reached at (925) 931-5504.  Business hours vary by season.

The Water Conservation Division provides customers with services and education for efficient water use to help protect this precious natural resource.

 

DROUGHT UPDATE

Every drop of water counts... All water users are requested to reduce their water use by at least 20%. Here's how:

  • Repair all leaks in and around your home and/or business; these include leaky toilets, faucets, showers, and sprinklers.
  • Eliminate water runoff on pavement, such as from landscape irrigation or washing hard-surface areas.
  • Don't water your yard more than once a week or once every other week. (Find out how many days you should be watering through our CAP program.)
  • Only water landscaping between 9 p.m. to 6 a.m. to reduce water loss from wind and evaporation
  • Use shut-off nozzles on hoses
  • 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 showering time by 5 minutes can save up to 12.5 gallons of water!

Download the list of water use prohibitions and restrictions here.

WATER CONSERVATION PROGRAMS

Want to find ways to reduce your water use?  Check out the programs the City of Pleasanton offers to find ways to improve your water efficiency.  Do your part to ensure a more sustainable water future!

 

CITY OF PLEASANTON WATER-EFFICIENCY PROGRAMS

ZONE 7 WATER AGENCY REBATE PROGRAMS

PLEASANTON RECYCLED WATER PROGRAM UPDATE

 

ADDITIONAL RESOURCES

Create your own water-efficient landscape! This interactive website allows you to view numerous water-efficient landscapes, select the plants you want, and offers gardening resources to help you get the job done right.

 

 

 

Bringing Back the Natives offers native gardening information, such as upcoming events, designer and nursery resources.

Their anuual award-winning tour features Alameda and Contra Costa county gardens that are pesticide-free and water conserving. It is sure to inspire home gardeners with water saving ideas!

 

Bay Friendly is a holistic approach to gardening and landscaping that works in harmony with the natural conditions of the San Francisco Bay Watershed.  Bay-Friendly practices foster soil health, conserve water and other valuable resources while reducing waste and preventing pollution.

Visit Lose Your Lawn for one-stop information about local resources for losing your lawn.  The webiste has step-by-step videos demonstrating how to use the technique of sheet mulching to cover up your existing lawn with cardboard and mulch, and how to convert an existing sprinkler system to drip irrigation.

 

 

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The Alameda County Master Gardeners (http://acmg.ucdavis.edu/) 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.

 

2010 Urban Water Management Plan

The City’s 2010 Urban Water Management Plan has been adopted by City Council, and submitted to the Department of Water Resources. The plan was prepared in accordance with the California Urban Water Management Planning Act and the Water Conservation Bill of 2009. The guide is used as a long-term water supply planning tool. 

Clean Water Program - a combined effort with local governments, residents and local businesses working together to protect area creeks, wetlands and ultimately San Francisco Bay. 


The program educates the public on how to keep businesses and homes from contributing to storm water pollution, and also coordinates its activities with other pollution prevention programs, such as wastewater treatment plants, hazardous waste disposal, and water recycling.  These elements are all critical in preserving our precious natural resources.

 

 

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