Drought

Drought Updates

View the current utility bill insert for Fall 2022 - Winter 2023.

 

June 28, 2022 – The Mountain View City Council has declared a Stage 2 water shortage emergency condition.  View the list of current water use restrictions in place.  Under a Stage 2 water shortage, customers are assigned specific irrigation days based on their street address.  The weekly irrigation schedule is listed below:

 

  • Even addresses – Irrigation allowed Tuesdays and Fridays.
  • Odd addresses – Irrigation allowed Mondays and Thursdays.

June 24, 2022 – Mountain View residents received a water supply notice postcard in the mail.  View the postcard.

 

June 9, 2022 – The Mountain View City Council will hold a public hearing on June 28, 2022 to consider declaring a Stage 2 water shortage emergency condition.  

  

May 24, 2022 – The San Francisco Public Utilities Commission (SFPUC) adopted Stage 2 of its Water Shortage Contingency Plan, requesting 11% systemwide conservation.  The State Water Board adopted new emergency regulations requiring water suppliers to implement their Stage 2 conservation measures and ban the use of potable water to irrigate non-functional turf for commercial, industrial, and institutional properties.  School fields, sports fields, and areas used for civic or community events are exempt from the ban.  For more details about the State's emergency regulation, view the FAQ page

 

April 12, 2022 – The Valley Water Board has voted to limit irrigation of lawns and ornamental landscapes to 2-days per week.  Mountain View purchases approximately 10% of its wholesale water supply from Valley Water.  Mountain View's primary water source is the San Francisco Regional Water System, which is currently requesting 10% conservation.

 

March 28, 2022 – Governor Newsom has issued an executive order requiring urban water suppliers to implement Stage 2 of their Water Shortage Contingency Plans and prohibiting irrigation of non-functional turf at commercial properties throughout California.  The State Water Board will hold a public hearing on May 24, 2022 to adopt the necessary regulations.  The Mountain View City Council is tentatively scheduled to discuss implementation of the new requirements in June.

 

March 10, 2022 – Despite a wet and cool December, the beginning of 2022 has been unseasonably warm and dry. Mountain View's wholesale water suppliers are expecting the current drought to persist into the spring and summer. Valley Water continues to request 15% conservation, and San Francisco has implemented a voluntary 10% conservation. Click here to view water saving tips and resources.

 

January 3, 2022 – Mountain View residents received a Stage 1 Water Shortage Notice postcard in the mail.  View the full postcard.

 

November 9, 2021 – The Mountain View City Council has declared a Stage 1 water shortage emergency condition.  Click here for current water use restrictions in place.  View the latest utility bill insert here.

 

October 27, 2021 – The Mountain View City Council will hold a public hearing on November 9, 2021 to consider declaring the existence of a Stage 1 water shortage emergency condition and directing implementation of Stage 1 water demand reduction measures.  Click here for details and information on attending this virtual City Council meeting. 

 

July 13, 2021 – Governor Newsom has requested all Californians voluntarily conserve 15% compared to 2020 water use.  Explore the links to the left for water saving tips and click here for our recent utility bill insert.

 

June 9, 2021 – The Santa Clara Valley Water District has declared a water shortage emergency with a goal of 15% conservation from 2019 water use.  Customers are encouraged to limit irrigation to 3 days per week.  The City of Mountain View receives approximately 10 percent of its water supply from Valley Water.  The majority of Mountain View's drinking water come from the San Francisco Public Utilities Commission. SFPUC's regional water system is not expected to enter a water shortage emergency this summer; customers are encouraged to continue using water wisely!

 

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