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Water Conservation

Updated August 2, 2022: In response to the Governor’s Executive Order N-7-22 the Red Bluff City Council has adopted the Stage II Water Conservation and Rationing Measures, as defined within the City Code § 24.18-1 Declaration of Water Shortage Emergency and § 24.18-2 Conservation and Rationing Stages. The conservation order will remain in effect until further notice.

The adopted measures are as follows:

Stage II – Moderate Water Shortage (up to 20% supply reduction)
All conservation measures in Stage I become mandatory plus the following:
  1. Equip new commercial car washes with water recycling systems.
  2. All new construction must install low flow shower heads, low flush toilets, and faucet aerators.
  3. Construction projects and industrial use: Water service for construction projects and industrial use shall be addressed on a case-by-case basis.
Stage I – Conservation Measures (up to a 10% supply reduction)
The following practices shall be prohibited:
  1. Hosing of sidewalks, driveways and other hardscapes.
  2. Washing automobiles with hoses not equipped with a shut-off nozzle.
  3. Using non-recirculated water in fountains or other decorative water features.
  4. Watering lawns in a manner that causes runoff, or within 48 hours after measurable precipitation.
  5. Irrigating ornamental turf on public street medians.
Additionally, customers must:
        f. Refrain from landscape watering except between the hours of 9:00 p.m. until 8:00 a.m.
       g. Equip any hose with a shutoff nozzle.
       h. Promptly repair any leaks in plumbing fixtures, water lines and sprinkler systems.

Did you know?
  • The average American uses 140-170 gallons of water per day.
  • Showering and Bathing are the largest indoor water uses.
  • A leaky faucet can waste 100 gallons of water per day.
  • You use about 5 gallons of water if you leave the water running while brushing your teeth.