Vandenberg Village CSD limits watering to Wednesday and Saturday only. The district also enforces mandatory watering restrictions including prohibiting run-off, prohibiting the use of potable water for washing hard surfaces, requiring leaks to be repaired, shut-off hose nozzles for car washing and water served only on request.
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.
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.
Goleta Water District customers are among the lowest per capita water users in the state. The district supports conservation through an extensive rebate and outreach program, water supply and demand modeling, and drought planning.
On July 10, 2015, Santa Ynez River Water Conservation District, Improvement District No. 1 Board of Trustees declared a Stage 2 Water Shortage Emergency mandating a 25% water use reduction.
Montecito Water District first declared a water shortage emergency in February 2014 and implemented water use restrictions and an allocation/rationing ordinance with high penalties for overuse.
Soquel Creek Water District re-declared Stage 3 Emergency Water Shortage restrictions, moved to Stage 3 Emergency Water Shortage rates, expanded its rules of water waste, increased enforcement and continues its robust conservation and water demand offset programs.
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.