Water Conservation

To protect California's limited water supplies, the State adopted new restrictions on August 1, 2014 to limit outdoor water use and waste.

To limit outdoor water use and waste, all Californians are expected to:
  • Prevent runoff in gutters, patios, walkways, driveways or streets while watering.
  • Use a hose with a shut-off nozzle.
  • Use only recirculated water in fountains.
  • Sweep sidewalks and driveways. If you must wash hard surfaces for sanitary reasons, use a hose with a shut-off nozzle.
Cutting back on your water use by 10% now stretches the existing supplies in case there isn’t enough rain and snow next winter to replenish our reservoirs. Below are some resources to help everyone cutback:

Visit EBMUD’s WaterSmart Center for water conservation tips.

Learn more at EBMUD Drought Update

Restaurants, hotels, businesses, and schools can download conservation materials like free linen change cards, shower clings, dining table cards and more from EBMUD.

If you see an irrigation or other leak in El Cerrito parks, fields, and property, please report it to the City Public Works Department by calling (510) 215-4369 or send an email.

To report water waste to EBMUD, visit https://www.ebmud.com/report-water-waste or call (866) 403-2683.