Published on June 23, 2021
California is experiencing dry weather conditions but the San Francisco Regional Water System storage is in reasonably good shape. On June 9, the water supplier for the rest of Santa Clara County, Valley Water, declared a water shortage emergency and adopted a 15% mandatory water use reduction for water retailers its agency serves. Valley Water is also urging the County of Santa Clara to proclaim a local emergency as there is significant uncertainty about local and statewide water supply conditions. Santa Clara County relies on imported water supplies which have been negatively impacted by low snowpack levels and a couple of years of consecutive drought.
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Here's some basic tips to reducing water in your household:
City of Palo Alto Utilities has partnered with Valley water to offer you six rebates to save water and money. Small changes to your life will save you hundreds of dollars. The list of rebates includes:
Don't forget to check out more Valley Water rebates & programs
Valley Water also offers the Water-Wise Survey Program for single-family homes: a free DIY analysis of your indoor water usage and outdoor irrigation system. They also offer FREE gear to help you reduce water in your households. Chances are, you are using more water than you need. Check out all of Valley Water's free conservation devices and literature to save water, upgrade appliances, and read more. On top of they, they also offer rebates for Irrigation Equipment Upgrades and In-Line Drip Irrigation Conversions. You can also see their Landscaping Ideas! Remember to contact Valley Water before you begin your landscape conversion and/or irrigation equipment upgrade and conversion projects. Pre- and post-inspections may be required.
Valley Water Phone: (408) 630-2554
Last updated on July 15, 2022