Water Conservation & Drought Information

The State Water Resources Control Board and the Governor's office have issued regulations and directives for water conservation in response to the drought. Get information on the state's drought conservation regulations and directives to water customers and water agencies. The city has its own water utility and is following these directives as well as informing its customers on the drought response measures to be followed. The city's program is currently a Stage 1 conservation program with a target reduction of 20% below 2013 demands.

Stage 1 Water Conservation

We look at it as a Community Cooperation Method of water conservation. The code enforcement procedures will only be applied to those customers that blatantly wastewater. For customers already conserving, the City thanks you and asks that you continue to save water and look for additional ways to reduce water use further. If the target savings are not achieved, the City may enact Stage 2 or 3 Mandatory Reductions which allocated 65 gallons per person per day to each household. This method is extremely time-consuming to administer because it requires manually monitoring each customer's water use and conducting enforcement on a larger number of customers. If customers actively participate in water conservation, we may be able to prevent a Stage 2 or 3 event.

For more information, please call 707-894-1728 or email Eric Janzen for more information.


Questions may be sent via email to Customer Service and will be answered within two business days.

Watch the PBS News interview City Engineer Craig Scott, Mayor Carol Russell, and Bear Republic Co-Founder Richard Norgrove. These interviews start 3:30 minutes into the 8-minute video.

Additional resources are available on the SaveOurH2o website.