Drought Status


Drought Restrictions Continue Into 2016

On June 1st 2016 state officials ended emergency conservation targets.  Instead, water suppliers are required to set their own conservation goals based on local water supply conditions.  Under this scenario, the City of Vallejo continues to maintain drought restrictions and penalties as outlined under its Wasteful Water Use Prohibition Ordinance, Section 11.54 of the Vallejo Municipal Code.  

See below for a list of current water restrictions, or click on the link below to view the entire contents of City Ordinance 1708 N.C. (2d).

State Water Resources Control Board - Mandated Water Supply Stress Test 


Vallejo Drought Status = Mandated Water Reductions

Click HERE to view City Ordinance 1708 N.C. (2d) related to Drought Restrictions and Penalties that took effect on June 11, 2015 and continue to be enforced in the City of Vallejo.

Click HERE to view Governor Brown's April 1, 2015 Executive Order addressing Emergency Water Conservation measures. 

Click HERE to view the City's Outdoor Water Use Restriction Resolution signed August 26, 2014.


1. A maximum 3-days a week of outdoor watering based on odd/even street addresses.
Even Addresses - Mon, Weds, Fri
Odd Addresses - Tues, Thurs, Sat
Common Areas - Mon, Weds, Fri
 (parks & schools)

2. No outdoor irrigation of ornamental landscapes or turf with potable water is permitted during the heat of the day, between the hours of 9:00 a.m. and 6:00 p.m., except for drip irrigation, soaker hoses and hand watering.

3. The application of potable water to outdoor landscapes in a manner that causes runoff such that water flows onto adjacent property, non-irrigated areas, private and public walkways, parking lots, or structures is prohibited.

4. The application of potable water to driveways and sidewalks is prohibited, except where necessary to address an immediate health and safety need or to comply with a term or condition in a permit issued by a state or federal agency.

5. Watering outdoor landscaping during and within 48 hours after measurable rainfall is prohibited.
6. Public places where food or drink are served or purchased are prohibited from serving drinking water other than upon request.

7. Operators of hotels and motels are required to prominently display notice in each guest-room that guests have the option of choosing not to have towels and linens laundered daily.

8.The use of potable water in a fountain or other outdoor decorative feature is prohibited.            

Enforcement Penalties:
1st Violation - Warning Notice
2nd Violation - $200 Fine
3rd Violation - $500 Fine


Wasteful Water Use Hot-Line
Call to report water restriction violations

Water Restrictions in Spanish
Conservacion de Agua en Espanol  

State Reservoir Levels

Res levels

The red lines shown above reflect the historical average water level associated with reservoirs located throughout the state.

Dry Lake bed

Many communities throughout the state are looking
for new, long term, sources of drinking water.

Wasteful Water Use is Never An Option:

Although stringent water use restrictions have been approved city wide in recent weeks, city residents are reminded that wasteful water use is never an option here in the City of Vallejo.  Chapter 11.54 of the Vallejo Municipal Code addresses long standing wasteful water use restrictions that are always in force and  will remain in effect long after the current state mandated restrictions sunset.  As a reminder, in addition to the constraints already covered under restriction numbers 2, 3, and 4 above, it is always unlawful to:

  • Allow water to escape from plumbing breaks for more than 36 hours after notification
  • Wash cars, boats, trailers, aircraft, and other vehicles without the use of a shutoff nozzle
  • Use potable water for construction, compaction, dust control, street sweeping, building wash down where non-potable or recycled water is available
  • Use of single-pass cooling systems
  • Use non-recirculating systems in new conveyor car wash facilities

Lake Berryessa

On Sept 7th 2014 the Lake Berryessa water level was at 58% of capacity, 36.5 feet below the Glory Hole shown above.