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Mandatory Water Reductions Begin June 1st

Post Date:06/01/2015 4:02 PM



Mandatory Water Reductions Begin June 1st 


Don’t want to see your bill triple or quadruple? Here’s what to do now:

1. Look up your water budget – go to (you will need your account number).


2. 70% of water used in Portola valley is attributed to outdoor irrigation. Make a watering plan and let your gardener know that your expectations have changed because of the drought. Be sure to adhere to CalWater’s irrigation schedule and time of day requirements (the mailer received over the weekend had incorrect days listed):

  • Even Addresses (and no street address): Tuesday/Saturday
  • Odd Addresses: Wednesday/Sunday
  • No watering between 8 am & 6 pm (exceptions: hand-watering, drip irrigation & micro-spray irrigation)


3. Learn how to read your meter & check for leaks:


4. For more tips & ideas:

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