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.

Water Conservation Stage 1

There are three stages of drought defined in the Cloverdale Municipal Code. Stage 1 is a Community Cooperation Method of water conservation. The code enforcement procedures will only be applied to those customers that blatantly waste water. 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. 

Water Conservation Stage 2 - In Effect April 28, 2021

Requires a 25% reduction in water usage by all residents and businesses. Waste of water is prohibited. Water leaks must be repaired within 72-hours. Excessive uses of water will receive notification from the City. Persistent and willful violations can result in suspension of water service. 

Water Conservation Stage 3

Water rationing is mandatory. 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.

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 (2013) 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.