Drought conditions!
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.

General

  • 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.

Free Toilets

Free Water-Saving Toilets When You Install

These toilets are available for people replacing toilets older than 1992. Toilets before 1992 flushed from 3.5-7 gallons per flush. New toilets flush at 1.28 gallon per flush. Save water for the community and save money on your water bill!

Please call us to schedule a time to pick one up or for more information call:

(831) 637-4378

Where:
San Benito County Water District
30 Mansfield Road
Hollister, CA 95023

Bring a photo ID and a copy of your water bill

Quantities are limited

This program is for

  • replacing toilets older than 1992
  • water customers of the City of Hollister, Sunnyslope County Water District, and the City of San Juan Bautista

Call 637-4378 for more details

*Help take the pressure off our sewer systems Save 10,000 gallons of water each year! A program of the Water Resources Association of San Benito County

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Free Toilet Information

  1. Free toilets are for replacement of toilets older than 1992. Each toilet replaced will save THOUSANDS of gallons of water each year. Manufacture dates are sometimes stamped inside the tank or under the tank lid. Call 637-4378 if you need help determining the age of your toilets.
  2. Bring a copy of a recent water bill. You must also bring an ID with an address that matches the water bill or some other document that shows you live there or own the property.
  3. You must install the toilet within 45 days of receiving it and deliver the old toilets to the San Benito County Water District at 30 Mansfield Rd., or other designated location, or be billed for the cost of the toilet on your next water bill.
  4. Limit 2 free toilets per residence.
  5. Model = Niagara “flapperless” toilet : a good quality, plain white, round-front, gravity-type toilet.
  6. It is the responsibility of renters to get the permission of the property owner prior to installation.
  7. Water Resources Association will provide all the parts necessary for a standard installation: seat, bolts, and wax ring.

Things to Check Before You Pick Up Your New Toilet

Are the toilets that you want to replace older than 1992? If not, then you are not eligible.

Make sure to bring your household’s water bill and your identification

Be prepared to deliver the old toilet(s) to us for recycling. If you do not return the old toilets to us, your utility will bill you $125.00 for the price of the toilet.

Thank you for your interest in saving water…
We look forward to seeing you at the Toilet Giveaway!