Water is a precious and limited resource, especially in drought-prone California. Water conservation and the efficient use of water is the most environmentally sound way to protect our water. Using less water protects our water supply for future generations. We offer free water-saving devices and rebates to help customers save water indoors and outdoors.
- Emergency Regulations
- Conservation Products
- Conservation Tips
- Rebate Program
- Water-Efficient Landscaping
Water Conservation Update
The San Francisco Public Utilities Commission (SFPUC) formally rescinded the Water Shortage Emergency Declaration at their April 11, 2023 Commission Meeting to align with Governor Gavin Newsom and the State Water Quality Control Board.
The City of Daly City will continue to educate our residents and requests everyone to continue to use water wisely.
- No watering decorative grass in commercial, industrial, and institutional areas, including common areas of homeowners’ associations (HOAs)
- No outdoor watering that lets water run onto sidewalks or other areas
- No washing hard surfaces that don’t absorb water, like driveways or sidewalks
- No washing vehicles without using an automatic shutoff nozzle
- No outdoor watering within 48 hours after at least 1/4 inch of rainfall
- No using drinking water for street cleaning or construction site preparation
- No filling decorative fountains, lakes, or ponds
- Visit the State Water Board website for additional documentation/information
San Francisco Public Utilities Commission
- Tips, Requirements and Publications
- Save Water Outdoors
- Water Waste and Fixing Leaks
- Visit the SFPUC website for additional documentation/information
- Or visit the Bay Area Water Supply & Conservation Agency (BAWSCA) for additional documentation/information
- Fix leaks, including leaky toilets
- Install high-efficiency toilets, aerators on bathroom faucets, and water-efficient shower heads
- Take shorter (5 minute) showers
- Don't let the tap, shower, or bath run excessively
- Track your water bill and meter to curtail water use
- Turn off water when brushing teeth or shaving
- Use dishwashers and washing machines with full loads only
- Plant drought-tolerant/resistant plants and trees
- Recycle indoor water to use on plants
- Refrain from watering your home landscape when it rains
- Replace your grass/turf with water-wise plants
- Use a broom to clean driveways, patios, and sidewalks instead of water from a hose
- Water your outdoor landscape earlier in the day when temperatures are cooler
- Prevent irrigation overspray onto hardscapes
- Educate employees and visitors about conserving water - place signs encouraging conservation in public and employee areas.
- If you hear a toilet running or see a leak, repair or report it to maintenance.
- Replace inefficient toilets, urinals, washing machines and other equipment.
- Install water-efficient showerheads and aerators
- Be mindful of water use when cleaning facilities.
- Use a broom, not a hose, to clean sidewalks.
- Prevent irrigation overspray onto hardscapes
- Turn off the tap when soaping hands.
- Serve customers tap water only upon request.
In partnership with the San Mateo Countywide Water Pollution Prevention Program (a program of the City/County Association of governments of San Mateo County) and BAWSCA (Bay Area Water Supply & Conservation Agency), we are offering rebates of up to $200 for the purchase and installation of qualifying rain barrels.
For the fastest rebate, APPLY ONLINE. You will need your water account number in order to register for an online account and submit your application.
Make your garden beautiful and more water efficient. Transform your current landscaping to the garden you want and use water more efficiently. Re-landscaping a yard requires planning and preparation. Before turf is removed, initial steps include:
- Assessing your current irrigation system and identifying needed modification
- Finding the plants that work best in your climate
- Characterizing your soil
- Assessing sun conditions in your yard
One of the key resources for selecting plants is the Water Use Classification of Landscape Species (WUCOLS) database, which lists plants for your region based on plant water needs.
Sign up for FREE water-wise landscaping classes offered by the Bay Area Water Supply & Conservation Agency (BAWSCA).
- To view a list of classes and to register online, visit BAWCA Landscape Classes. Registration is required to attend.
- To register by phone: 650-349-3000
- To register by email: firstname.lastname@example.org
- Registration for Millbrae class only, call 650-259-2348
- For Bay-Friendly Workshops: go to RescapeCA.org or call 510-444-SOIL
- View videos of past landscape classes