Drought & Conservation Resource Center

Drought is here. Take one action today to save water.

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Drought Video Library

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

Statewide Drought Update

Governor Newsom calls on Californians to reduce water use by 15% to help protect water reserves if drought conditions continue.  For statewide up to date information, including the state's drought response, current drought conditions and other resources, please visit https://drought.ca.gov/

Current Map of U.S. Drought Monitor Conditions for California

The U.S. Drought Monitor(USDM) is updated each Thursday to show the location and intensity of drought across the country. This map shows drought conditions across California including counties and cities. 

Please Conserve During this Critically Dry Year

California is experiencing drought following two critically dry years - locally and statewide.

While ACWD's water supplies are currently sufficient to meet demands it is important to conserve now in case 2022 is another dry year. 

Customers can take simple actions to save water. Each person can make difference and our community will be better prepared for the future. 

One Saves Water Fact Sheet - How ACWD Plans to Meet Water Demands in 2021

Take One Action Today to Save Water  - Water Conservation Hacks

One Saves Water - Fact Sheet for Businesses

One Saves Water - Fact Sheet for Homeowners Associations

One Saves Water - Fact Sheet for Your Apartment Complex

ACWD recognizes the importance of saving water and is doing its part as well. Learn more about what ACWD is doing to use water efficiently.

Diverse Water Supplies, Dry Year Planning & Customers' Conservation Helps ACWD Meet Tri-City Water Demands

ACWD has a diverse water supply and we have stored water during wet years for use during dry years. This diversity allows us a more reliable supply to help meet our customers' needs in 2021. Learn about ACWD's water supply sources.

Planning for dry years is a part of responsible water management. ACWD has developed resource planning to prepare for events that would impact normal water supplies. Learn about ACWD's water supply and long-term planning.   

Our customers continue to save water - thank you! In fact, customers are saving about 15% compared to the last drought. 

Investments in Advanced Metering Infrastructure Increase Water Use Efficiency

Over the next two and a half years, ACWD will install Advanced Metering Infrastructure or AMI. Customer benefits:

  • Receive leak alerts
  • Receive water use efficiency tips
  • Monitor water use
  • Review and pay bills 

More Ways to Conserve 

Five Ways to Save Five Gallons per Day

  • Shorten your shower by 2 minutes
  • Turn off water while brushing teeth 
  • Wash only full loads of laundry and dishes and cut back by one load per week.
  • Apply for a rebate to replace lawn with a water-efficient landscape! (see rebates page
  • Install a 'smart' irrigation controller and get money back when you purchase through ACWD! (see rebates page)

Hint: Some of these save more than five gallons per day!

Other Water Conservation Tips
These simple tips will help you quickly reduce your water use.

Water Conservation Rebate Programs
Learn about our Indoor and Outdoor rebate programs.

Finding and Fixing Leaks
Learn how to find leaks and quickly repair them.

Order a Free Toilet Leak Detection Kit
Free Toilet Leak Detection Kits are available to ACWD customers.

Order a Free Water Conservation Kit
Free Water Conservation Kits are available to ACWD customers.

Report Water Waste
Use this online form to report water waste you've observed in the community.

Find out what the State is Doing this Year

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