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The Pleasanton City Council modified its local drought requirements tonight in response to Pleasanton’s successful conservation efforts, as well as the State Water Resources Control Board’s (SWB) newly adopted standards for statewide water conservation, which were adopted on May 18, 2016.

Mandatory conservation measures remain in effect to prevent water waste, though there will be no drought surcharge assessed for the time being, the city retains the authority to impose with advance notice these assessments at any time should the need arise. In addition to voting in favor of the 10 percent conservation goal, here are some restricted water uses during the Stage 1 Water Shortage:

  • Irrigating landscapes with potable water should occur between 6 p.m. and 9 a.m.; be limited to no more than three nonconsecutive days per week May through September, and; watering is permitted as long as it is confined to the lawn or landscape being watered and runoff onto driveways and sidewalks does not occur.

  • Potable water may be used for washing cars from a hose with a shut-off nozzle as long as water does not enter the storm drain system.

  • Using potable water to wash down hard ground surfaces (driveways, walkways, sidewalks) is prohibited. 

For a full list of restricted water uses, please visit the City’s Water Conservation website at

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