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Announcement Regarding California’s Drought Conditions

On July 8, Governor Newsom passed Executive Order N-10-21 expanding the drought state of emergency to 50 counties mostly located in northern and central portions of the state.   The Governor also called on all Californians to “voluntarily reduce their water use by 15% from their 2020 levels”.

California has received less than 50% of its normal precipitation over the past two years, and drought conditions are once again upon us.  Now more than ever, we recommend that customers fix leaks around their property, check irrigation systems, and look for additional ways to save water.  We are committed to keeping you informed and will make further announcements as we receive updates from the State of California.

If everyone does a little, we save a lot. Help us conserve water with these helpful tips:


  1. Install a smart sprinkler timer and save up to 120 gallons per day.
  2. Limit watering your yard to three days per week and no more than 10 minutes per station, and watering only between 5 pm and 9 am.
  3. Water your yard early in the morning or late in the evening to reduce evaporation. Save up to 25 gallons a day.
  4. Use a broom instead of a hose to clean the driveway and save up to 21 gallons each time.
  5. Replace part of your lawn with California friendly plants and save thousands of gallons a month.


  1. Fix leaking faucets and running toilets. Save up to 20 gallons a day.
  2. Turn off the water when you brush your teeth and shorten your showers to 5 minutes. Save up to 25 gallons a day.
  3. Wash full loads of laundry and save between 15 and 40 gallons each time.
  4. Save up to 500 gallons of water each month by waiting to run dishwasher until it is full.
  5. Install a new high efficiency toilet and save up to 40 gallons per day.

Visit our website at www.fontanawater.com to learn more about water conservation and to see a list of available water saving programs that you may qualify for! If you have any question, please contact Patrick Soto at 909-201-7391.

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