Governor Calls for 15% Voluntary Water Use Reduction
On July 8, Governor Newsom issued an executive order calling on all Californians to voluntarily reduce their water use by 15% compared to 2020 levels. As the California drought worsens, residents are encouraged to take actions such as:
- Reduce landscape irrigation. We recommend to water your yard 3 days per week.
- Run dishwashers and washing machines only when full. Full laundry loads can save 15–45 gallons per load. Full dishwasher cycles can save 5–15 gallons per load.
- Find and fix leaks. Use AquaHawk at EnviroWoodland.org/MyWaterUse to monitor your water use and set up potential leak alerts. If you see continuous water use, you may have a leak!
- Install water-efficient showerheads and take shorter showers.
- Use a shut-off nozzle on hoses and take cars to commercial car washes that use recycled water.
While the City of Woodland currently has adequate potable water supply to help meet demands, stepping up water conservation efforts can help reduce the amount of groundwater being used in our systems. Ensuring that resources are being used as efficiently and responsibly as possible during the drought is up to each of us.
The City will continue to issue further drought status updates as conditions evolve. For questions or concerns, contact our Water Conservation program at (530) 661-2067 or email ConserveWater@CityofWoodland.org.