City of Woodland
300 First Street
In order to meet the requirements of the State Water Resources Control Board’s updated Emergency Water Conservation Regulation, Woodland City Council proclaimed a Stage Two, Water Warning at its meeting on Tuesday, May 10, 2022. The state is requiring all California urban water suppliers to impose mandatory restrictions on water use and to move to, at a minimum, Level Two of their Water Shortage Contingency Plans. The intent of issuing a Stage Two, Water Warning is to achieve a 20% reduction in overall water use.
The following are requirements of the Stage Two, Water Warning as passed by City Council:
- All residential users are to reduce water use by 20% of their normal water demand. However, residential users whose total water use is already below the State provisional standard for residential indoor water use of 55 gallons (7.35 cubic feet) per person per day as stated in SBx7-7 (2009) or an adjusted standard set by the California Legislature shall not be required to further reduce their water use.
- Outdoor watering is restricted to three days per week.
- The use of running water from a hose, pipe, or faucet for the purpose of cleaning outdoor hardscape surfaces is prohibited, except in the event the Director of Public Works, or his or her designee, determines that such use is the only feasible means of correcting a potential threat to health and safety.
- Water hoses shall be equipped with a control nozzle capable of completely shutting off the flow of water except when positive pressure is applied.
- Eating and drinking establishments, including but not limited to restaurants, hotels, cafes, cafeterias, bars, or other public places where food or drink are served and/or purchased, shall serve water only upon request.
City staff will emphasize an educational approach in responding to water waste concerns. The Water Conservation Program will continue to provide outreach and guidance on ways to reduce water use through the City’s website, social media, e-newsletters, press releases, newspaper advertisements, utility bill inserts, flyers and brochures, and public outreach events. Residents are encouraged to monitor their water use on AquaHawk, the City’s free water use dashboard and leak alert system. With AquaHawk, residents can set up alerts for potential leaks and view their water use by the day and hour. To learn more about AquaHawk, visit CityofWoodland.org/MyWaterUse.
The city also asks the public to continue to help reduce water waste by reporting broken sprinklers and valves observed in parks and other city-maintained areas. Reports can be made by calling the Municipal Service Center at (530) 661-5962 or e-mailing OandM@CityofWoodland.org. Reports of water waste on private property can be made by calling Water Conservation Staff at (530) 661-2067 or e-mailing ConserveWater@CityofWoodland.org.
The city has a webpage dedicated to drought information, which can be accessed at CityofWoodland.org/Drought. For more information on water conservation, rebates, and the drought, please see CityofWoodland.org/WaterConservation.