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Cucamonga Valley Water District
Desert / Inland Empire

Cucamonga Valley Water District focuses its drought response efforts on educating customers to use water differently. The district offers a number of landscape workshops, opportunities for onsite landscape consultations, and mails educational materials directly to customers.

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Outreach & Education
Drought-friendly landscape / gardening classes
Media campaigns (TV, radio, print, etc.)
Community partnerships
Local events, festivals and/or fairs
Save Our Water materials
Rebates & Incentives
High efficiency fixtures / appliance
Smart irrigation controllers, rain barrels, etc.
New Consumer Tools & Devices
Conservation website(s)
Customer usage tracking software / reporting
Efficiency audits
Free water saving devices
System / Operational Efficiencies
Leak detection or ditch inspections
New drought management strategies or practices
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City of Oceanside
San Diego

The City of Oceanside enforces Level 2 drought restrictions including a maximum 2 days per week outdoor watering schedule. The city also provides a collection of conservation resources on its website and offers a mobile app for reporting water waste.

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Restrictions & Enforcement
Outdoor watering: 2 days/week
Warnings / citations / fines
Outreach & Education
Drought-friendly landscape / gardening classes
Media campaigns (TV, radio, print, etc.)
Hotel / Restaurant outreach and signange
Local events, festivals and/or fairs
Save Our Water materials
Rebates & Incentives
Turf Replacement
High efficiency fixtures / appliance
Smart irrigation controllers, rain barrels, etc.
New Consumer Tools & Devices
Conservation website(s)
Mobile apps for reporting waste/leaks
Efficiency audits
Free water saving devices
System / Operational Efficiencies
Infrastructure improvements / projects
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City of Sacramento Department of Utilities
Northern California / Sacramento Valley

The City of Sacramento has spent $2 million since 2014 to expand its drought outreach. Rebate programs and enforcement were further enhanced to help reach its 28% reduction target. The city's two day per week watering schedule is reduced to one day per week between November and March.

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Restrictions & Enforcement
Outdoor watering: 2 days/week
Outdoor watering: 1 day/week
Outreach & Education
Drought-friendly landscape / gardening classes
Media campaigns (TV, radio, print, etc.)
Hotel / Restaurant outreach and signange
Community partnerships
Local events, festivals and/or fairs
Rebates & Incentives
Turf Replacement
High efficiency fixtures / appliance
Smart irrigation controllers, rain barrels, etc.
New Consumer Tools & Devices
Conservation website(s)
Mobile apps for reporting waste/leaks
Customer usage tracking software / reporting
Efficiency audits
Free water saving devices
System / Operational Efficiencies
Leak detection or ditch inspections
New drought management strategies or practices
Infrastructure improvements / projects
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Contra Costa Water District
Bay Area

Contra Costa Water District implemented a 2015 drought program to meet its 28% mandated conservation goal which include a modest temporary price adjustment to encourage conservation and a fine for violations. The district also provides an extensive collection of conservation resources on its website and will soon offer a mobile app for reporting water waste.

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Restrictions & Enforcement
Outdoor watering: 2 days/week
Warnings / citations / fines
Outreach & Education
Drought-friendly landscape / gardening classes
Media campaigns (TV, radio, print, etc.)
Hotel / Restaurant outreach and signange
Community partnerships
Local events, festivals and / or fairs
Save Our Water materials
Rebates & Incentives
Turf Replacement
High efficiency fixtures / appliance
Billing credits / rewards for low water use
New Consumer Tools & Devices
Conservation website(s)
Customer usage tracking software / reporting
Efficiency audits
Free water saving devices
System / Operational Efficiencies
New drought management strategies or practices
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City of Fresno Water Division
Central Valley

The City of Fresno adopted the 2015 Water Conservation Act that provides specific measures for enhanced water conservation. The city enforces water waste regulations from the Municipal Code and responds to water waste complaints 7 days a week.

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Restrictions & Enforcement
Outdoor watering: 2 days/week
Water waste patrols
Warnings / citations / fines
Outreach & Education
Drought-friendly landscape / gardening classes
Media campaigns (TV, radio, print, etc.)
Hotel / Restaurant outreach and signange
Community partnerships
Local events, festivals and/or fairs
Save Our Water materials
Rebates & Incentives
Turf Replacement
High efficiency fixtures / appliance
Smart irrigation controllers, rain barrels, etc.
Recycled water incentives
New Consumer Tools & Devices
Conservation website(s)
Mobile apps for reporting waste/leaks
Customer usage tracking software / reporting
Efficiency audits
Free water saving devices
System / Operational Efficiencies
Leak detection or ditch inspections
Smart Meter time of use reports
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City of Santa Rosa Water Department
Bay Area

Santa Rosa Water uses weekly water watch patrols, its water waste hotline and MySantaRosa app to reduce wasteful water use. The city's WaterSmart campaign provides weekly irrigation recommendations, signage and turf removal rebates.

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Restrictions & Enforcement
Water waste patrols
Warnings / citations / fines
Restricted watering times
Outreach & Education
Drought-friendly landscape / gardening classes
Media campaigns (TV, radio, print, etc.)
Hotel / Restaurant outreach and signange
Community partnerships
Save Our Water materials
Local events, festivals and/or fairs
Commercial, Industrial and Institutional (CII) outreach
Rebates & Incentives
Turf Replacement
High efficiency fixtures / appliance
Smart irrigation controllers, rain barrels, etc.
Recycled water incentives
Greywater rebates
New Consumer Tools & Devices
Conservation website(s)
Mobile apps for reporting waste/leaks
Efficiency audits
Free water saving devices
System / Operational Efficiencies
Leak detection or ditch inspections
New drought management strategies or practices
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Carpinteria Valley Water District
Central Coast

Carpinteria Valley Water District utilizes a tiered rate billing structure related to source of supply, developed a drought surcharge, and budgeted $97,000 towards water conservation programs and outreach.

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Restrictions & Enforcement
Outdoor watering: 2 days/week
Warnings / citations / fines
Outreach & Education
Drought-friendly landscape / gardening classes
Media campaigns (TV, radio, print, etc.)
Hotel / Restaurant outreach & signage
Community partnerships
Local events, festivals and / or fairs
Save Our Water materials
Rebates & Incentives
Turf Replacement
High efficiency fixtures / appliance
Smart irrigation controllers, rain barrels, etc.
Laundry to Landscape program rebate
New Consumer Tools & Devices
Conservation website(s)
Efficiency audits
Free water saving devices
Water waste hotline
System / Operational Efficiencies
Infrastructure improvements / projects
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City of Santa Barbara Public Works Department
Central Coast

The City of Santa Barbara helps all water customers save water by offering a wide variety of conservation programs including its creative "Mulch Madness" free mulch program and rebates on everything from graywater systems to pool covers.

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Restrictions & Enforcement
Outdoor water budget
Water waste patrols
Warnings / citations / fines
Increased enforcement budget
Outreach & Education
Drought-friendly landscape / gardening classes
Media campaigns (TV, radio, print, etc.)
Hotel / Restaurant outreach & signage
Community partnerships
Local events, festivals and / or fairs
Save Our Water materials
Rebates & Incentives
Turf Replacement
High efficiency fixtures / appliance
Smart irrigation controllers, rain barrels, etc.
Recycled water incentives
New Consumer Tools & Devices
Conservation website(s)
Efficiency audits
Free water saving devices
System / Operational Efficiencies
Leak detection or ditch inspections
Infrastructure improvements / projects
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Calaveras County Water District
Mountain / Foothill

CCWD has budgeted $30,000 for water conservation outreach including community events, TV, radio and direct mail campaigns. The district also redesigned its website and launched an expanded water conservation rebate program.

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Restrictions & Enforcement
Outdoor watering: 2 days/week
Restricted watering times
Warnings / citations / fines
Outreach & Education
Drought-friendly landscape / gardening classes
Media campaigns (TV, radio, print, etc.)
Community partnerships
Local events, festivals and/or fairs
Save Our Water materials
Rebates & Incentives
High efficiency fixtures / appliance
Smart irrigation controllers, rain barrels, etc.
New Consumer Tools & Devices
Conservation website(s)
Customer usage tracking software / reporting
Free water saving devices
Drought booklets
System / Operational Efficiencies
Infrastructure improvements / projects
New equipment and / or software
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Coachella Valley Water District
Desert / Inland Empire

CVWD increased its conservation budget by more than 500% this fiscal year in order to offer more rebates to more customers. CVWD customers have converted nearly 6 million square feet of turf to-date. In January 2015, a full-time water waste investigator position was created to respond to water waste reports and provide information and assistance to violators so they can fix the problems.

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Restrictions & Enforcement
Outdoor water budget
Water waste patrols
Warnings / citations / fines
Outreach & Education
Drought-friendly landscape / gardening classes
Media campaigns (TV, radio, print, etc.)
Hotel / Restaurant outreach & signage
Local events, festivals and/or fairs
Save Our Water materials
Rebates & Incentives
Turf Replacement
High efficiency fixtures
Smart irrigation controllers, rain barrels, etc.
New Consumer Tools & Devices
Conservation website(s)
Efficiency audits
Free pre-rinse nozzles and water brooms
System / Operational Efficiencies
New equipment and / or software
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City of Santa Cruz Water Department
Central Coast

The city of Santa Cruz averaged 44 residential gallons per-capita per day (R-GPCD) in February 2015, one of the lowest averages in the state, according to State Water Resources Control Board data. In order to continue effectively conserving water, the Santa Cruz City Council on April 14, 2015 declared a Stage 3 Water Shortage Emergency – for the second year in a row – effective May 1. Stage 3 requires significant action by the community to reduce system-wide water use by 15-25% and avoid using limited water stored in the city’s only reservoir, Loch Lomond.

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Restrictions & Enforcement
Outdoor watering restrictions
Water waste patrols
Warnings / citations / fines
Increased enforcement budget
Rationing / Allocation
Outreach & Education
Drought-friendly landscape / gardening classes
Media campaigns (TV, radio, print, etc.)
Hotel / Restaurant outreach and signange
Community partnerships
Local events, festivals and / or fairs
Save Our Water materials
Water School
Rebates & Incentives
Turf Replacement
High efficiency fixtures / appliance
Smart irrigation controllers, rain barrels, etc.
Recycled water incentives
New Consumer Tools & Devices
Conservation website(s)
Efficiency audits
Free water saving devices
System / Operational Efficiencies
Leak detection or ditch inspections
Infrastructure improvements / projects
New equipment and / or software
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