Water Conservation

Current Water Conservation Status

The City Council of the City of Cloverdale declared a Stage 2 drought on April 28, 2021. A mandatory reduction in water use from all businesses and residents is needed. The City Council has set a target citywide reduction of 25% 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 3 stages with Stage 1 being the least restrictive.

Stage 1 Water Conservation Measures

When a Stage 1 drought is declared, all Cloverdale residents are asked to implement voluntary water conservation measures.

Stage 2 Water Conservation Measures

The City Council has declared a Stage 2 drought, all Cloverdale residents are required to implement the water conservation measures listed below. 

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).

  • Maintain 25% or more reduction in water use based on water use from last year (2020).
  • Daytime landscape irrigation. Irrigate between 7 pm to 9 am only.
  • Initial or re-filling a swimming pool is prohibited after May 28, 2021.
  • 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.
  • Washing of sidewalks, walkways, driveways, parking lots and other hard-surfaced areas by direct hosing.
  • Customer water leaks: customer has 72 hours after discovery to fix the leak.
  • Excessive run-off or unreasonable over-spray of the areas being irrigated.
  • Washing cars, boats, trailers or other vehicles and machinery directly with a hose not equipped with a shutoff nozzle.
  • Water for non-recycling decorative water fountains.
  • Water for non-recycling evaporative cooling systems for air conditioning installed after April 28, 2021, unless required for health or safety reasons.

Stage 3 Water Shortage Emergency Measures

When the City Council declares Stage 3 Water Shortage Emergency, mandatory rationing of water is implemented. 

Residents exceeding the water usage allotments set by the City Council are subject to increased "per volume" water costs and fines. A detailed list of all Stage 3 measures can be found in the Cloverdale Municipal Code (CMC) Section 13.05.050(G). Because of the fantastic voluntary water conservation by the people of Cloverdale, the City Council has never had to declare a Stage 3 Water Shortage Emergency. Thank you!

Frequently Asked Questions

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