Water Conservation

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. 

  1. Emergency Regulations
  2. Conservation Products
  3. Conservation Tips
  4. Rebate Program
  5. Water-Efficient Landscaping

Second Water Conservation Emergency Regulation of 2022

On March 28, 2022, Governor Newsom directed the State Water Board (Board) to consider adopting an emergency regulation for urban water conservation. On May 24, 2022, the Board adopted an emergency regulation. On June 10, 2022, the emergency regulation went into effect and will remain for one year from the effective date, unless the Board modifies it, readopts it, or ends it before then. 

On May 24, 2022, The San Francisco Public Utilities Commission (SFPUC) moved to further reduce systemwide water use to align with calls for conservation by Governor Gavin Newsom and the State Water Quality Control Board. In doing so, agency leaders emphasized that customers must reduce outdoor water use this summer to maintain water supplies. The SFPUC’s action moves the agency into Level 2 of its Water Shortage Contingency Plan at an 11% systemwide use reduction, highlighting the continued need for water conservation throughout the Bay Area, particularly outdoor use.

Per State Mandate, the City of Daly City has moved into Level 2 of our Urban Water Management Plan. Immediate action is needed to ensure all Californians are taking sufficient actions to conserve water and preserve the State’s water supply. The City of Daly City will continue to educate our residents and requests everyone to continue to use water wisely.

State Emergency Regulation Requirements 

  • limit outdoor water use 
  • limit landscape irrigation to no more than two days per week
  • no irrigation between 10am - 6pm 
  • repair leaks asap 
  • no washing hard surfaces; sweep instead
  • empty all decorative water features and fountains 
  • restaurants will only serve water upon request 
  • no vehicle washing except at facilities that recycle or recirculate water 
  • Visit the State Water Board website for additional documentation/information

San Francisco Public Utilities Commission