Fighting Against Drought
On April 30, Term 91 went into effect, reducing surface water availability from the Sacramento River, where we currently get our water. The City has expected this and is prepared for it. The City has stored high-quality, treated surface water in the underground aquifer, using recently constructed Aquifer Storage and Recovery (ASR) wells. The City also maintains groundwater wells that are blended with surface water to meet supplemental demand. With these two resources available, the City expects to continue meeting all State and Federal drinking water standards during the drought.
Additionally, these actions do not affect the availability of water for City water customers. Residents are encouraged to continue to conserve water whenever possible, especially when irrigating outdoor landscapes. Doing a little every day to cut back on your water consumption helps reduce the amount of groundwater being used in our systems for all Woodland residents.
The City will issue further drought status updates as conditions evolve. For questions or concerns, contact our Water Conservation program at (530) 661-2067 or email Conserve.Water@CityofWoodland.org.