Following two critically dry years and with expected water supply constraints, on December 9, ACWD declared a water shortage emergency in Fremont, Newark and Union City and adopted an ordinance with mandatory water use restrictions aimed at reducing water use by 15% across the Tri-City area. Individual customer accounts will not be subject to specific reduction levels.
Customers are asked to eliminate water waste, limit outdoor irrigation while maintaining landscape viability, and minimize other non-essential water use.
Prohibited during the water shortage emergency:
Conserve & Preserve: Drought Townhall - Assemblymember Alex Lee - View recording of townhall meeting
Local Water Experts Answer Your Drought Questions - Alameda County District 1 Supervisor David Haubert - View recording of townhall meeting
The Grey Water Project - Interview with ACWD General Manager Ed Stevenson - View recording of interview
Drought Hacks: Tips for Converting Your Lawn to Water-Efficient Landscape - View recording of workshop
League of Women Voters - Drought and Your Water Supply Presentation - View recording of presentation
Landscape Maintenance and Tree Care During Drought Workshop: View recording of workshop
Over the next two and a half years, ACWD will install Advanced Metering Infrastructure or AMI. Customer benefits: