Yuba City Water

Water Shortage Stage 3 (Severe Shortage):

20% Conservation Goal and Mandatory Water Restrictions

California is experiencing a significant shortage of water following another dry winter, which prompted the State to issue Executive Order N-7-22 requiring all urban water suppliers to reach a target of 20% water conservation due to projected water supply shortages. In order to meet the state conservation target and conserve the City's limited water supply as much as is practicable, the City Council elected to enter Stage 3 (Severe Shortage) of the City's Water Shortage Contingency Plan with a designated 20% reduction target, which includes mandatory water use prohibitions. Implementation of mandatory water restrictions begins on May 1, 2022 and the City will begin issuing violations on June 1, 2022. Water restrictions under Stage 3 include:

  • Irrigation limited to Mondays and Thursdays for ALL property addresses
    • Mornings and evenings recommended to reduce evaporation
  • Water waste is a water violation, including:
    • Irrigation outside of designated times
    • Excessive watering resulting in gutter flooding
    • Using a hose without a shutoff nozzle
    • Washing down hard surfaces such as sidewalks and driveways
    • Using a non-recirculating fountain
    • Not repairing leaks in a timely manner

For further information or assistance with irrigation timer adjustments, please contact the Public Works Department at (530) 822-4626 or [email protected], or submit a request via the City’s yc311 online customer service system and app. Additional resources are linked below:

Resources:       Water Conservation Guide Summer 2022
                      City Council Item - Water Supply Outlook and Emergency Water Conservation Measures 2022
                         Water-Efficient Rebates
                         Cellular Meter Water Use Tracking
                         Water Shortage Contingency Plan

Thank you for your water conservation efforts!  

Rebate Programs Available
The City is proud to offer a limited number of rebates to our customers to help offset the financial impact of water-efficient upgrades:

  • WaterSense-Labeled Toilets - Up to $100 rebate and two per location
  • WaterSense-Labeled Smart Irrigation Controls - Up to 50% or $75, whichever is less, and two per location
  • WaterSense-Labeled Showerheads - Up to $20 and two per location 

To download a rebate application, please see our water rebate page.
The City appreciates the conservation efforts of our water customers. If you have any questions, please do not hesitate to contact Public Works at (530) 822-4626.