Santa Clarans must now limit outdoor watering to no more than 2 days per week,
Limit Outdoor Watering to Two Days Per Week
California’s ongoing severe drought affirms our need for a permanent conservation mindset. Santa Clarans must now limit outdoor watering to no more than 2 days per week, as approved by City Council on April 19.
- Odd numbered addresses/sites with no addresses may water Monday and Thursday
- Even numbered addresses may water Tuesday and Friday
- Irrigation is not allowed between 9AM and 6PM
As you consider how to allocate your water, remember to redirect irrigation from ornamental landscape to your valuable trees. Help them survive this third year of drought; in turn, trees will improve our personal and environmental health for years to come.
Your actions make a difference! Take advantage of the free water-saving devices the City of Santa Clara provides to residents:
- Garden Hose Nozzle: 2.5 gallons per minute with automatic shut off
- Moisture Meter: probes to 6-inch soil depth with easy-to-read results
- Irrigation Screw Driver: 1/8” magnetized flathead for spray head adjustment
- Kitchen Faucet Aerator: 1.5 gallons per minute
- Bathroom Faucet Aerator: 1 gallon per minute
- Showerhead: low-flow, high pressure with pause tab for soaping up
- Shower Timer: 5-minute sand timer with suction cup
- Toilet Flapper: compatible with most models
Pick up yours from Water & Sewer Utilities at City Hall or order direct from Valley Water.
Visit SantaClaraCA.gov/SaveOurWater for additional strategies to face the drought.