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Water Conservation Stage and Drought Information

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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.

Current Stage

The city is currently at Water Conservation Stage 1 - Basic Stage.

The following mandatory restrictions for all Californians are still in place and prohibit:

  • Using potable water to wash sidewalks and driveways, except for health or safety reasons.
  • Allowing runoff when watering with potable water.
  • Using hoses with no shutoff nozzles to wash cars.
  • Using potable water in decorative water features that do not recirculate the water.
  • Watering outdoors during and within 48 hours following measurable rainfall.
  • Using potable water to irrigate non-functional turf at commercial, industrial, and institutional sites. Potable water is not prohibited to the extent necessary to ensure the health of trees and other perennial non-turf plantings or for health and safety needs.