Golden State Water Company (Golden State Water) is encouraging customers to voluntarily conserve and continue using water responsibly in response to ongoing dry conditions in California. Many communities throughout the state are experiencing drought conditions, and taking action today to voluntarily reduce water usage may protect the availability of water resources if dry conditions continue.
What you need to know
California is experiencing a second consecutive dry year, and California Governor Gavin Newsom has declared a drought state of emergency for 41 counties, including Contra Costa (Bay Point), Lake (Clearlake) and Sacramento (Arden, Gold River, Rancho Cordova).
Customers in these communities, and throughout the state, are encouraged to continue using water responsibly and make water conservation an important part of their every day.
How you can reduce your water footprint
Golden State Water customers did a tremendous job reducing water use during the last drought, and most have continued those water-efficient practices and made conservation a way of life. We must all work together to help protect valuable local and state water supplies.
Customers are asked to limit outdoor irrigation and refrain from watering lawns and gardens during daylight hours to reduce the amount of water lost to evaporation. Additionally, customers are reminded that the following practices that waste potable water are prohibited in California:
- Hosing off sidewalks, driveways and other hardscapes.
- Washing a motor vehicle with a hose, unless the hose is fitted with a shut-off nozzle.
- Operating a fountain or decorative water feature, unless the water is part of a recirculating system.
- Watering outdoor landscapes in a manner that causes excess runoff, or within 48 hours following measurable precipitation.
- Irrigation with potable water of ornamental turf on public street medians.
Visit our Conservation webpage to learn more about rebates, resources and tips to help customers save water and improve their water-use efficiency. Additional water-saving tips and resources are available through the Save Our Water Program.
Golden State Water will provide additional drought-related updates with customers as developments and conditions warrant. Customers are encouraged to follow @GoldenStateH2O on Twitter and Facebook for real-time information about the drought and local water service.
To learn more about current conditions, the state’s response and informational resources available to the public, please visit the state’s drought preparedness website.