Drought & Water Conservation Info

Drought & Water Conservation Info

Governor Gavin Newsom has declared a state of emergency in Sonoma and Mendocino counties due to drought conditions in the Russian River Watershed. Read the State of Emergency Proclamation here.

At the May 4th City Council Meeting, the City Council approved the Resolution Implementing Water Waste Prohibitions and Water Conservation Measures: Stage 1 - Voluntary Conservation to achieve an overall system-wide reduction goal of 10 percent.

On July 6, 2021, the Sebastopol City Council passed a resolution (Stage 2 Mandatory Compliance) calling for mandatory 25% reduction of water use. This resolution limits or prohibits a number of activities including outdoor irrigation, filling of swimming pools, car washing, and others. Learn more about our region’s water resources and how you can conserve them. 

 

See the City's Water Conservation page for Tips & Tools to reduce your water usage, information on the BayREN Water Upgrades $ave Program, and to take the Sebastopol Water Meter Survey.