The drought is worsening, as California is in its driest 3-year period on record, and water conservation is urgently needed. Mandatory water use restrictions and drought emergency stage rates are in effect. Let's work together to reduce water use by 15%. Please save water now. Learn how:
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.
State Action: In response to worsening drought, the State of California adopted emergency regulations that prohibit irrigation of non-functional turf at commercial sites. This regulation is in effect as of June 10th, 2022. Learn more at the State Water Resources Control Board website.
Over the next two and a half years, ACWD will install Advanced Metering Infrastructure or AMI. Customer benefits: