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Drought Update:

California American Water customers have done a great job responding to the drought and have saved more than 9 billion gallons of water from June 1, 2015 to May 31, 2016.  Due to improved water supply conditions, the State Water Resources Control Board and the California Public Utilities Commission (CPUC) have updated statewide drought rules and restrictions.  On June 23, 2016, the CPUC permitted California American Water to reduce mandatory drought reductions based upon data showing that we can meet water demand in the coming years even if drought condition persist.

California American Water is here to help customers conserve!

We have programs, services and rebates available at no charge to help our customers, including:

• Water Wise Home and Business Calls – We’ll visit your home or business to perform a complete review of your water use and identify ways you can save more water
• Rebates – For common water saving items like toilets and clothes washers inside and water efficient equipment outside including weather based irrigation control, sprinkler heads and much more.  
• Devices – Need a water efficient showerhead or new hose nozzle?  We have a variety of devices available at no charge including aerators, shower timers, toilet leak detection kits and more.

 

Sacramento District -- Congratulations, the Sacramento District saved 4 billion gallons of water. Keep up the good work and reduce usage by 10 percent from 2013


Statewide Water-Use Restrictions:

  • No watering lawns or landscapes with potable water for 48 hours following or during rainfall
  • No using water to wash hardscapes such as sidewalks or driveways
  • No irrigation runoff or overspray onto streets, sidewalks or driveways
  • No washing a vehicle without a positive shut-off nozzle at the end of the hose
  • No using fountains or decorative water features that DO NOT recirculate water
  • All leaks must be fixed within 72 hours
  • No watering of ornamental grass on public medians
  • Restaurants and other food service establishments can only serve water to customers upon request
  • Hotels and motels must provide guests with the option of choosing not to have towels or linens laundered daily and prominently display notice of this option

Mandatory Sprinkler Irrigation Schedule:

Odd-numbered addresses

Even-numbered addresses

Tuesday, Thursday & Saturday

Wednesday, Friday & Sunday

No watering on Monday
Watering is limited to three days a week

• To avoid evaporation, please water outdoors before 10 a.m. or after 8:00 p.m.
• Watering is limited to a total of 15 minutes per station per allowed day
• Low-flow irrigation systems (Including drip irrigation and microspray) that emits less than two gallons per hour are exempt from day of week and time limitations.

 

Conservation Resources Available, we prefer to work with our customers than have violations issued:
California American Water encourages all consumers to voluntarily end non-essential or unauthorized uses of water.  For further information about the Sacramento District conservation programs and services and information about rebates, water surveys, irrigation schedules and other conservation related issues in the Sacramento area please click here.

 

 

Sacramento customers are encouraged to call the Conservation Hotline to report water waste and for more information about our free programs and services.

Sacramento Conservation Hotline: (916) 568-4201

 

Larkfield District -- Keep up the good work!  Customers have saved over 75 million gallons in the last year.


Statewide Water-Use Restrictions:

  • No watering lawns or landscapes with potable water for 48 hours following or during rainfall
  • No using water to wash hardscapes such as sidewalks or driveways
  • No irrigation runoff or overspray onto streets, sidewalks or driveways
  • No washing a vehicle without a positive shut-off nozzle at the end of the hose
  • No using fountains or decorative water features that DO NOT recirculate water
  • All leaks must be fixed within 72 hours
  • No watering of ornamental grass on public medians
  • Restaurants and other food service establishments can only serve water to customers upon request
  • Hotels and motels must provide guests with the option of choosing not to have towels or linens laundered daily and prominently display notice of this option

Watering Schedule for Larkfield:
Customers may water up to three days per week on the days of their choosing.
Please water outdoors before 10:00 am or after 8:00 pm
Do not allow water to run onto sidewalks or gutters.
Consider running irrigation systems for 3-4 minutes, 2-3 times per watering day.

Conservation Resources Available as we like to work with our customers rather than issue violations:
California American Water encourages all consumers to voluntarily end non-essential or unauthorized uses of water.  For further information about our conservation programs and services and information about rebates, water surveys, irrigation schedules and other conservation related issues in the Larkfield area please click here.

Larkfield customers are encouraged to call the Conservation number for more information about our free programs and services and to report water waste.

Larkfield Conservation number: (707) 542-1717  

Ventura-- Keep up the good work and reduce usage by 10 percent

Ventura Drought Update (August, 2016)

Effective August 1 the drought surcharge has ended.  This means our Ventura County customers will not see any additional charges on bills issued in August.  Water use restrictions remain in effect, so please use water wisely.

Watering Schedule for Ventura (November 1, 2016 through March 31, 2017)

Using the watering schedule below, Customers may select TWO DAYS PER WEEK to run their irrigation systems.

 

Odd-numbered addresses

Even-numbered addresses

Monday, Thursday or Saturday

Tuesday, Friday or Sunday

No watering on Wednesday
Watering is limited to two days a week

  • To avoid evaporation, please water outdoors before 9:00 a.m. or after 5:00 p.m.
    • Watering is limited to a total of 15 minutes per station per allowed day
    • Low-flow irrigation systems (Including drip irrigation and micro spray) that emits less than two gallons per hour are exempt from day of week and time limitations.

Ventura County Water-Use Restrictions:

  • No watering lawns or landscapes with potable water for 48 hours following or during rainfall
  • No using water to wash hardscapes such as sidewalks or driveways
  • No irrigation runoff or overspray onto streets, sidewalks or driveways
  • No washing a vehicle without a positive shut-off nozzle at the end of the hose
  • No using fountains or decorative water features that DO NOT recirculate water
  • All leaks must be fixed 72 hours of notification
  • No watering of ornamental grass on public medians
  • Restaurants and other food service establishments can only serve water to customers upon request
  • Hotels and motels must provide guests with the option of choosing not to have towels or linens laundered daily and prominently display notice of this option

 Conservation Resources Available as we like to work with our customers rather than issue violations:
California American Water encourages all consumers learn more about our conservation programs and services and information about rebates, water surveys, irrigation schedules and other conservation related issues in the Ventura area please click here.

Ventura customers are encouraged to call the Conservation number for more information about our free programs and services and to report water waste.

Ventura County Conservation Hotline: (805) 498-1266, ext. 2809

 

 

Los Angeles District -- Keep up the good work and reduce usage by 10 percent


Statewide Water-Use Restrictions:

  • No watering lawns or landscapes with potable water for 48 hours following or during rainfall
  • No using water to wash hardscapes such as sidewalks or driveways
  • No irrigation runoff or overspray onto streets, sidewalks or driveways
  • No washing a vehicle without a positive shut-off nozzle at the end of the hose
  • No using fountains or decorative water features that DO NOT recirculate water
  • All leaks must be fixed within 72 hours
  • No watering of ornamental grass on public medians
  • Restaurants and other food service establishments can only serve water to customers upon request
  • Hotels and motels must provide guests with the option of choosing not to have towels or linens laundered daily and prominently display notice of this option

 

Watering Schedule for Los Angeles (November 1, 2016 through March 31, 2017)

Using the watering schedule below, Customers may select TWO DAYS PER WEEK to run their irrigation systems.

 

Odd-numbered addresses

Even-numbered addresses

Tuesday, Friday or Sunday

Monday, Thursday or Saturday

No watering on Wednesday
Watering is limited to two days a week

  • To avoid evaporation, please water outdoors before 9:00 a.m. or after 5:00 p.m.
    • Watering is limited to a total of 15 minutes per station per allowed day
    • Low-flow irrigation systems (Including drip irrigation and micro spray) that emits less than two gallons per hour are exempt from day of week and time limitations.

Conservation Resources Available as we like to work with our customers rather than issue violations:
California American Water encourages all consumers to voluntarily end non-essential or unauthorized uses of water.  For further information about our conservation programs and services and information about rebates, water surveys, irrigation schedules and other conservation related issues in the Los Angeles area please click here.

Los Angeles customers are encouraged to call the Conservation Hotline for more information about our free programs and services and to report water waste.

Los Angeles County Conservation Hotline: (626) 614-2536

 

 

San Diego District -- Keep up the good work and reduce usage by 8 percent


Statewide Water-Use Restrictions:

  • No watering lawns or landscapes with potable water for 48 hours following or during rainfall
  • No using water to wash hardscapes such as sidewalks or driveways
  • No irrigation runoff or overspray onto streets, sidewalks or driveways
  • No washing a vehicle without a positive shut-off nozzle at the end of the hose
  • No using fountains or decorative water features that DO NOT recirculate water
  • All leaks must be fixed within 72 hours
  • No watering of ornamental grass on public medians
  • Restaurants and other food service establishments can only serve water to customers upon request
  • Hotels and motels must provide guests with the option of choosing not to have towels or linens laundered daily and prominently display notice of this option

 

Watering Schedule for San Diego (November 1, 2016 through March 31, 2017)

Using the watering schedule below, Customers may select TWO DAYS PER WEEK to run their irrigation systems.

 

Odd-numbered addresses

Even-numbered addresses

Tuesday, Friday or Sunday

Monday, Thursday or Saturday

No watering on Wednesday
Watering is limited to two days a week

  • To avoid evaporation, please water outdoors before 9:00 a.m. or after 5:00 p.m.
    • Watering is limited to a total of 15 minutes per station per allowed day
    • Low-flow irrigation systems (Including drip irrigation and micro spray) that emits less than two gallons per hour are exempt from day of week and time limitations.

 

Conservation Resources Available as we like to work with our customers rather than issue violations:
California American Water encourages all consumers to voluntarily end non-essential or unauthorized uses of water.  For further information about our conservation programs and services and information about rebates, water surveys, irrigation schedules and other conservation related issues in the San Diego area please click here.

San Diego customers are encouraged to call the Conservation Hotline for more information about our free programs and services and to report water waste.

San Diego County Conservation Hotline: 619-446-5707

 

 

Monterey District -- Keep up the good work and please reduce usage by 8 percent

Monterey

For all customers in the Monterey district
Watering is limited Wednesday and Saturday
No watering from 9 a.m. to 5 p.m.


For customers in Ambler Park, Chualar, Garrapata, Ralph Lane & Toro:

  • The area is served with groundwater

For main system customers in Carmel, Carmel Valley, Del Rey Oaks, Pacific Grove, Pebble Beach, Monterey, Sand City & Seaside:

California American Water’s Monterey customers within the Monterey Peninsula Water Management District’s (MPWMD) boundaries are in Stage 1 of the emergency conservation plan which requires the following:
• Waste caused by correctable leaks, breaks or malfunctions must be corrected immediately.  This loss of drinkable water may be cited as water waste after a reasonable period of time has passed in which the leak or malfunction could have been corrected.  Exceptions may be granted by the General Manager for corrections which are not feasible or practical.
• Watering turf, lawns, gardens or ornamental landscaping before 9:00 a.m. and after 5:00  p.m. If watering between these hours, it must be done by drip irrigation or hand watering with trigger nozzles. (Exceptions shall be made by the General Manager for professional gardeners who must water between 9:00 a.m. and 5:00 p.m.).
Additional Landscape Irrigation Restrictions in the main California American Water system:  Unless watering is by drip irrigation, through a hand-held hose with a trigger nozzle, or performed by a professional gardener or landscaper, the following schedules apply:

o Properties water after 5 p.m. and before 9 a.m. on Saturdays and Wednesdays only.  
o Avoid excessive water use which allows surplus to run to waste, including the use of drinking water for washing buildings, structures, driveways, patios, parking lots, tennis courts, or other hard surfaced areas, except in cases where health or safety are at risk.
o All non-residential water users within the District, must have low-flow showerheads and faucet aerators (2.5 gallons per minute), and all toilets that use 3.5 gallons per flush must have a one-gallon reduction device installed, with the following exception:
o ***Visitor-serving commercial facilities (including all hotels, motels, restaurants, convention/meeting facilities, and service stations) must have ultra-low flush toilets (1.6 gallons-per-flush maximum).
o Drinking water must be requested by the customer at a restaurant, hotel, café, cafeteria or other public place where food is sold, served or offered for sale.  Water should not be provided unless specifically requested by the customer.
o Swimming pools or spas should not be drained or refilled except (a) to prevent or correct structural damage or to comply with public health regulations, or (b) upon prior approval of the General Manager.
o Wash private vehicles using a trigger nozzle to reduce water use and runoff.  Commercial aircraft, cars, buses, boats, trailers or other commercial vehicles must be washed at a commercial or fleet vehicle or boat washing facility operated at a fixed location where equipment using water is properly maintained to avoid wasteful use.
o Commercial car washes must recycle at least 50 percent of the potable water used per cycle.
o Fountains, ponds, lakes or other ornamental water uses must recycle water if the water is from a potable source.
o Water used for more than minimal landscaping, as defined in the landscaping regulations of the jurisdiction or as described in Article 10.8 of the California Government Code, is considered wasteful.
o Unmetered hydrant water use by individuals, other than for fire suppression or utility system maintenance purposes, requires approval of the MPMWD General Manager.
o Potable water must not be used for street cleaning.
o The use of large quantities of drinking water for dust control or earth compaction requires prior written approval of the General Manager.  The use of non-potable water or other methods of dust control are encouraged.
o Water may not be transported from the Monterey Peninsula Water Resources System without prior written authorization from the MPWMD.  Emergency or health related situations are exempt from this provision in accordance with Rule 168 (Water Rationing Variance).

  • The following activities are not considered water waste:

o Flow resulting from firefighting or essential inspection of fire hydrants
o Water applied to abate spills of flammable or otherwise hazardous materials, where water application is the appropriate methodology;
o Water applied to prevent or abate health, safety, or accident hazards when alternate methods are not available;
o Storm runoff;
o Flow from fire training activities during Stage 1 Water Conservation through Stage 3 Water Conservation;
o Reasonable quantities of water applied as dust control as required by the Monterey Bay Unified Air Pollution Control Agency, except when prohibited by Regulation XV.

To report water waste call The Monterey Peninsula Water Management District Water Waste Hotline at (831) 658-5653
For more information on conservation and rebates please visit http://www.montereywaterinfo.com

 

Data submitted on June 20th persuant to Sec. 864.5. Self-Certification of Supply Reliability for Three Additional Years of Drought

Northern Division

Worksheet 1 Sacramento
Production & Capacity Justifications
Supply Reliability Certification Form Sacramento

Southern Division

Worksheet 1 Los Angeles
Worksheet 1 San Diego
Supply Reliability Certification Form Los Angeles
Worksheet 1 Ventura
Supply Reliability Certification Form San Diego
Supply Reliability Certification Form Ventura

Monterey

Well Water Levels
Worksheet 1 Monterey
Worksheet 1 Supporting Document
System Delivery
Water Supply Reliability Certification Monterey