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Puppy holding hose in mouthAlthough water supply levels have improved, California has now entered its fifth year of drought. Thanks to our San José Municipal Water System customers who have done an excellent job, we reduced water use by 27 percent! It is important that everyone continue to reduce their water use.

Please Continue to Use these Rules and Tips:
  • Residents and businesses can only water outdoors before 10 a.m. and after 8 p.m., if using a hand held hose with an automatic shut off nozzle or drip irrigation system.
  • Fix leaks as soon as possible.
  • Residents can use your Home Water Reports to track your water use trends and get customized tips on actions you can take.
  • Install a rain barrel and get up to $100 in rebates. Visit www.sjenvironment.org/waterconservation for more information.    
  • Visit San José Municipal Water System’s office for free conservation items such as faucet aerators, low flow showerheads, and shower timers.

To view the complete list of water use rules now in effect, please visit www.sjenvironment.org/muniwater.

Get even more water conservation tips at www.sjenvironment.org/waterconservation or call 408-277-3671.

To report water being wasted, please contact Santa Clara Valley Water District at www.valleywater.org/drought or call 408-630-2000.

Free Home Water Audits
The Water Wise House Call program is currently on hold while it undergoes a makeover.  Please call the Santa Clara Valley Water District’s conservation hotline at (408) 630-2554 to request to be notified when the new program is launched or to request a pre-inspection for the Landscape Rebate Program.


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