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 Stage 2 Conservation
The two-day irrigation water restrictions apply to sprinkler or sprayer systems. Drip irrigation and watering with a hose with a self-closing nozzle is not limited to two days a week. It is, however, requested that everyone reduce their outdoor irrigation as much as possible and to water only between the hours of 8 pm – … Continued
Yes. Being proactive and conserving water now will ensure that our region maintains a sufficient supply of water for firefighting, human consumption, and sanitation. The City’s water system will continue to maintain pressure and water storage volumes for firefighting needs.
While people can’t water their lawns as much, Sonoma’s Plaza Park is exempted due to its heavy use and as one gathering place where residents and children can enjoy green turf. Athletic fields offer safe places for recreation during the drought. Flexible irrigation days and times are needed to support events on the Plaza and … Continued
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
Irrigation of lawn or turf with sprinklers or sprayers is restricted to Monday and Thursday nights between 8 pm and 6 am. No over-watering (excessive water running off properties and onto sidewalks or gutters, or ponding of water on properties) is allowed, nor is watering allowed 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 firstname.lastname@example.org, 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/drought.
Stage 2 will be in place until water supply levels recover or until water shortage conditions become worse and the City implements Stage 3 or higher of the Water Shortage Control Plan to reduce the gap in water supply and customer water use.