Water Conservation

Current Water Conservation Status

The City Council of the City of Cloverdale declared a Stage 4 drought on August 11, 2021. A mandatory reduction in water use from all businesses and residents is needed. The City Council has set a target citywide reduction of 35% from 2020 water use. The water conservation measures described below are mandatory. 

When the City experiences drought conditions, the City Council can vote to implement water conservation measures to protect the City's water supply. The water conservation measures are described in detail in the City's municipal code and consist of 6 stages with Stage 1 being the least restrictive.

Water Shortage Contingency Plan Levels Table

Stage

Percent Shortage

 Range

Shortage Response Action

 

1

<10%

 

Stage 1, triggered by a reduction in water supply up to 10%, includes the encouragement of voluntary demand reduction measures and the elimination of wasteful water practices. Demand and water waste reduction measures include addressing water leaks, limiting washing of vehicles and paved surfaces, and disciplined irrigation.

 

2

10 – 20%

 

Stage 2, triggered by a reduction in water supply up to 20%, makes mandatory all of the demand reduction measures, and the elimination of wasteful water practices encouraged in Stage 1. A water shortage surcharge is also implemented.

 

3

20 – 30%

 

Stage 3, triggered by a reduction in water supply up to 30%, prohibits washing of vehicles and limits irrigation to two days/week. It also sets

some initial rationing for non-residential uses. The water shortage surcharge will also be increased.

 

4

30 – 40%

 

Stage 4, triggered by a reduction in water supply up to 40%, limits irrigation to one day/week, and established rations for all water use categories. The water shortage surcharge will also be increased.

 

5

40 – 50%

 

Stage 5, triggered by a reduction in water supply up to 50%, prohibits irrigation, and decreases the ration for all water use categories. The water shortage surcharge will also be increased

 

6

 

>50%

Stage 6, triggered by a reduction in water supply over 50%, decreases the ration for all water use categories, and increases the water

 



Water rationing is implemented and non-essential uses of water are prohibited. Non-essential uses include pressure-washing driveways and filling new swimming pools. A full list of non-essential uses can be found in the Cloverdale Municipal Code (CMC) Section 13.05.050(D).

Customers Required to Reduce Water Consumption by 35%

  • All customers are required to reduce water use by 35% from last year (2020).
  • Irrigation may only occur once a week.
  • Residential meters serving single-family detached homes: any water use in excess of 65 gallons per person per day is not permitted
  • A permit is required for all hydrant use, except for water used for fighting fires or for other emergency use deemed essential by the Fire Chief.
  • Drinking water at any restaurant, cafe, cafeteria or other public place where food is sold, served or offered for sale may only be provided upon request by a patron.
  • A surcharge in the amount of 25% will be implemented on September 1, 2021.


Frequently Asked Questions

Please check back often as we update this list as customers ask questions so that all water users receive the same information.