Regulations

WATER-USE RESTRICTIONS

Updated June 14, 2021

The Santa Clara Valley Water District has declared a water shortage emergency. The majority of Mountain View's drinking water come from the San Francisco Public Utilities Commission. SFPUC's regional water system has multiple years of back-up water supply, and the City does not expect to declare a water shortage emergency this summer. Customers are encouraged to continue using water wisely, and limit irrigation to 3 days per week. Below is a list of potable water-use restrictions in effect at all times. The full text of each restriction is included in City Code Section 35.28.1 et. seq.. Information about the City's water rates and billing can be found here.

Do Not:
• Allow water to run off into paved areas (gutters, sidewalks, streets)
• Allow broken equipment to waste water
• Wash other paved surfaces with a hose that does not have an automatic shutoff sprayer 
• Operate a single-pass cooling system

Do:
• Fix leaks within ten days of noticing them
• Install an automatic shutoff sprayer on your hose when washing your vehicle at home
• Restaurants: Ask before serving water

Contact us for details or clarification.

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