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Use water efficiently and conserve whenever possible. Call the WRASBC for a FREE leak check and irrigation assistance.

Water Conservation Guidelines Stage 1 -Voluntary

Outdoor Water Restrictions

  • Landscape watering shall be limited and restricted to no more than three (3) days per week with a duration of fifteen (15) minutes watering per water day per station.
  • No watering of landscaping between the hours of 9am and 5pm by means other than drip irrigation or hand watering with a quick acting positive shut off nozzle.
  • No washing down sidewalks, driveways, or other hardscape surfaces.
  • No watering landscape in a manner that causes runoff to adjacent property, non-irrigated areas, private and public walkways, roadways, or parking lots.
  • No washing of cars without the use of a quick acting, positive shutoff nozzle.
  • No operation of decorative fountains or other water features unless the water is recirculated.


  • Leaks, breaks and malfunctions of irrigation systems and plumbing equipment causing waste of water shall be repaired and corrected within a responsible amount of time.

Prohibitions Affecting Commercial Businesses

  • Restaurants and other food service establishments are requested to serve water on request.
  • Operators of hotels and motels must provide guests with the option of chooshing not to have towels and linens laundered daily and prominently display notice of this option.

Conservation Links

Learn about the Hollister Urban Area Water Project and how it improved water quality for drinking and wastewater (below). The video won a Bay Area Community Access TV Series Professional Creative Award. Emery Hudson, Joanna Cyprys and Shawn Novack produced the video.

Learn about groundwater an important local resource (below)

Learn about our states water supply and issues effecting it (above).

Click on the images below to be directed to more water conservation information:

State Water Conservation Information

CA Native Plants

Top 100 Low-Water Plants

The WRASBC teamed with the San Benito County Arts Council to display posters in bus shelters and government buildings to bring awareness to water. Local artist created the three posters below to encourage people to use water efficiently and to understand its importance in every day life.

Maximum Performance (MaP) TESTING – a new and better measurement of toilet performance! Click HERE.