The City of Folsom encourages all residents and businesses to use water efficiently. The city’s water conservation ordinance outlines five water conservation stages. The City Manager may determine to move in or out of stages depending on drought and water supply conditions. Customers may be required to reduce water use depending on the current stage. You can learn more about each stage below.
The city is currently at Water Conservation "Water Warning" - Stage 3.
20% Reduction Requirement
Due to current conditions, Folsom is asking our water service customers to reduce their water usage by 20%. Landscape watering is the single most significant use of water and accounts for up to 60% of citywide water use. The City of Folsom is implementing the following landscape watering restrictions for its water customers:
- Landscape watering is limited to a maximum of two days per week, except for drip irrigation, which may be conducted on any day.
- Additional watering days may be added if there are two or more consecutive days with temperatures above 100 degrees.
- The city is implementing an odd-even schedule:
- Customers with street addresses that end with an odd number may irrigate only on Tuesdays and Saturdays.
- Customers with street addresses that end with an even number may irrigate only on Wednesdays and Sundays.
- No irrigation is permitted on Mondays, Thursdays, and Fridays.
- Water customers are asked to avoid excessive watering that runs off onto sidewalks, streets, and gutters.
During Stage 3, the following restrictions are enforced:
- Landscape watering is limited to two designated days per week.
- The use of city water for construction purposes, without city approval, is prohibited.
- Washing of parking lots, streets, driveways, or sidewalks is prohibited.
- No runoff or gutter flooding.
- Prompt repair of leaks.
- Recirculation devices on pools and water features.
- Empty and refill pools and water features for health, structural, or maintenance reasons only
- Irrigation systems may not spray impervious surfaces (sidewalks, streets, etc.) or operate in disrepair.
- Hoses must have a shut-off nozzle.
- No irrigation in the rain or within 48 hours of measurable precipitation.
- No irrigation with automatic irrigation systems between the hours of 10 a.m. - 10 p.m.
- Restaurants shall serve water only upon specific request.
Droughts occur slowly over a multiyear period. The impacts of a drought increase over time. You can learn more about current state conditions, drought planning, and preparedness from the California Department of Water Resources.