Turning off your irrigation, or significantly reducing your irrigation, is an easy way to have big water savings. If you are unable to stop irrigating your landscape, the following steps can help with reducing outdoor water use: Thoroughly check your irrigation system to ensure there are no breaks, leaks, or water waste occurring when it … Continued
FAQ Topic: Water Conservation
While the Sonoma Municipal Code allows for various forms of enforcement, it is City staff’s intent to urge voluntary compliance rather than impose harsh penalties. Staff will initially enforce with reminders when violations are noticed in the normal course of City business. Direct mailed notices, media releases, and temporary signage will be provided to remind … Continued
Car-washing can be done any day of the week but must be done with a hose equipped with an automatic shut-off nozzle or a bucket. Hoses may not be left running. Consider taking your car to a Water Smart Car Wash. Remember, many local car washes recycle their water on-site and use it many times … Continued
It is suggested that everyone reduce their irrigation as much as possible and water only between the hours of 8 p.m. and 6 a.m. No over-watering (excessive water running off properties and onto sidewalks or gutters, or ponding of water on properties) is allowed. Prevent watering within 48 hours of measurable rain (1/8”).
Everyone can do their part to use water wisely, but some people need a friendly reminder. If you observe water waste or would like to alert the City of a concern, please contact the City of Sonoma Public Works Department. Email email@example.com, Call (707) 938-3332, or Fill out the online form. To report water waste outside of … Continued
Sonoma purchases 90 percent of our water from Sonoma Water and 10 percent is pumped from the city’s wells. For more information on Sonoma Water supply and water shortage reservoirs levels, please visit sonomawater.org
While the City of Sonoma is not currently in a drought emergency, the following nonessential uses of municipal water are prohibited: The washing of sidewalks, walkways, driveways, parking lots, and other hard-surfaced areas by direct hosing, except as may be necessary to properly dispose of flammable or other dangerous liquids or substances, wash away spills … Continued
All of these water conservation devices are available free of charge at City Hall during normal business hours.
Yes, the city provides cash rebates for the removal of turf thereby reducing the need for irrigation and reduced energy consumption.
Water conservation resources are available through our Public Works department. Thank you for you conservation efforts!