Water Conservation

SSWA Residential Water Conservation Measures 2019

In a Statewide effort to extend precious water supplies, the State Water Resources Control Board (SWRCB) adopted Water Conservation Regulations to reduce water use.  In response to the regulations, SSWA has adopted outdoor watering restrictions that are in effect for all of its residential customers.

Water Use Regulations Prohibit:

  • Washing driveways, sidewalks, patios, and other paved areas
  • Watering of landscapes in a way that causes runoff 
  • Washing a car with a hose that does not have a nozzle that shuts off immediately
  • Watering during and within 48 hours of measurable rainfall 
  • Using drinking water in a fountain or decorative water feature unless it is recirculating

Exemptions that may apply to our customers include medical requirements, single-family homes with livestock, protections of public health and safety, severe economic hardship, replacement of plumbing fixtures in existing construction (i.e. repairs to the irrigation system), and daycare.  Watering trees and shrubs with drip irrigation, using a hand-held hose with a shutoff device or a less than 5-gallon bucket is exempt.

Enforcement:

  1. First Offense:  Warning notice and corrective action provided to water users
  2. Second Offense: Written notification and $50 fine per day
  3. Third Offense: Written notification and $250 fine per day
  4. Fourth Offense: Written notification and $500 fine per day
  5. Fifth Offense:  Written notification, $500 fine per day, and restriction of water of potable water service

Telephone Hotline:

To report a concern, call (707) 455-4050.

Website Address:

Visit www.sidwater.org/waterproblem to report a concern and for water conservation tips or programs.

Water Conservation Programs: 

Through SID’s partnership with the Solano County Water Agency (SCWA), the following programs are available to help residents save water:

  • Free indoor and outdoor water surveys
  • Free  water efficient fixtures available to qualified residents
  • Rebates for water efficient landscaping
  • Rebates for efficient washing machines 

Call (707) 455-4024 for information on available water conservation programs.