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Puppy holding hose in mouth San José Municipal Water System's customers demonstrated their commitment to conservation by reducing water use by 27% in 2016! Even though water supply levels have returned to normal and the call for water use reductions in San José has ended, it's important to make efficient water use a part of our daily lives.

To prevent water waste, the City has water use rules that remain in effect at all times regardless of drought conditions. 

Here are some tips on how to use water efficiently:
  • Only water outdoors before 10:00 a.m. and after 8:00 p.m. 
  • If using a hose to wash your vehicle, be sure to use an automatic shut-off nozzle.
  • Fix leaks as soon as possible.
  • Use your Home Water Reports to track your water use trends and get customized tips on actions you can take.
  • 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 in effect at all times, please visit or call 408-794-6784.

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