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 Puppy holding hose in mouth Water Use Rules to Preserve Our Drinking Water
While our community has done great work to save water, the City of San José encourages residents and businesses to make water conservation a way of life. The City joins the Santa Clara Valley Water District and San José water service providers in asking all residents and businesses to continue to do their part to preserve our drinking water supply during this drought. Please reduce your water use by 20 percent based upon 2013 water use. These rules are established in the San José Municipal code or by local water service providers.
View San José's Water Use Rules for Residents, Water Use Rules for Businesses, Resolution, or the full Ordinance.

Water Saving Tips
There are lots of ways to conserve. Shortening your shower by just 5 minutes can save 15 gallons indoors. Learn more about water saving tips.

Lawn Busters Pilot Program
Between August and November 2015, the Lawn Busters Pilot Program provided qualified homeowners with a landscape design, materials, and labor to complete 24 lawn conversions. Read the success story.

Fixing Water Leaks
Visit our leaks page to find out how to detect water leaks and improve water efficiency in your home.

Financing Water Efficiency Upgrades with PACE
San José residential and commercial property owners can now lower their utility bills and increase their property values by making water- and energy- efficiency upgrades with financing that attaches to their property tax bill. Learn more about financing water-efficiency upgrades.

Water Service in San José
There are three water retailers in San José. In addition to local and state regulations, each retailer has their own drought regulations and recommendations that are specific to their customers. Please visit the website for your water retailer for more information.