Drought Information





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Effective August 12, 2015, the State Department of Water Resources has launched two residential water conservation programs – a turf replacement program and a high-efficiency toilet rebate program.

The program is not funded or administered by EID. Program information and applications can be found at www.SaveOurWaterRebates.com. Funding reservations are on a first-come, first-served basis.

  • Irrigation systems must be turned off during and for 48 hours after measurable rainfall.
  • Do not use potable water to hose off pavement, sidewalks, or driveways.
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The District's service area has experienced three consecutive dry years, with water years 2013 and 2014 being some of the worst in recorded history. On February 4, 2014, the EID board of directors declared a Stage 2 Water Warning in our service area. The Board is hopeful that customers can meet the state's mandated 24% conservation target.

  • Click here for helpful tips on saving 20% inside and outside your home or business.
  • Click here for tips on saving 30% inside and outside.
  • Click here for more about mandatory watering restrictions.
  • Click here to learn more about the four stages of drought from the 2015 Drought Action Plan.
  • Click here for frequently asked questions about watering restrictions (choose "watering restrictions" from the drop down menu).

EID encourages customers to continue to be mindful of their indoor and outdoor water usage and conserve water in every way possible.


Recycled Water Conservation

Although the District has the ability to produce a large amount of recycled water, we are unable to store recycled water in the winter during low-demand periods. In turn, peak summer recycled water demands must be supplemented with drinking water when demand exceeds production. In addition, as customers reduce interior water use in response to requested drought conservation, less recycled water is produced because less waste water is generated. Therefore, It is crucial that our recycled water customers also meet the 24 percent conservation requirement to help ensure adequate drinking water supplies for all customers, especially as the drought continues and supplies become more crucial.

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Board Materials

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U.S. Drought Monitor - California

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