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

Drought Water Conservation Emergency Regulation

The State Water Board finds that an emergency exists due to severe drought conditions and that adoption of emergency regulations is necessary. Governor Newsom proclaimed a drought state of emergency for all counties in California, culminating, to date, with his October 19, 2021 proclamation, urging Californians to step up their water conservation efforts. 

The San Francisco Public Utilities Commission (SFPUC) declared a Water Shortage Emergency in November 2021. The action calls for a 10% reduction in water use across our regional system.

Immediate action is needed to ensure all Californians are taking sufficient actions to conserve water and preserve the State’s water supply. Daly City needs your help and we ask everyone to continue to use water wisely. For more Water Conservation information, please visit our webpage. 

State Emergency Regulation Requirements 

  • Turn off decorative water fountains
  • Turn off/pause your irrigation system when it's raining and for two days after rain
  • Use an automatic shutoff nozzle on your water hose
  • Use a broom, not water, to clean sidewalks and driveways
  • Give trees just what they need: avoid overwatering
  • Visit the State Water Board website for additional documentation/information

San Francisco Public Utilities Commission