Water Conservation


Irrigation Reminder

As the weather cools and rain showers are predicted, most irrigation systems can be turned off. Remember to turn off irrigation during and for 48 hours after rain. Consider installing a rain sensor or weather-based irrigation controller which modifies irrigation based on weather conditions.

Weather (Rainfall) Information

UC Davis Atmospheric Science Daily Weather Observations

California Irrigation Management Information System (CIMIS) - choose Davis from the station list

*Weather (Rainfall) Information is provided for informational purposes only.

Revised Water Conservation Mandate (25%)

The State Water Board voted on February 2, 2016 to continue mandatory state-wide water conservation reductions through October 2016. The Water Board also included climate adjustments to allow for variations in summertime water use in areas with hotter climates. The City of Davis received a 3% climate adjustment, reducing the previous 28% cumulative reduction mandate down to 25%.  The City is now required to maintain a 25% cumulative water reduction through October 2016.

Davis Usage

More water production and consumption information.

Water Conservation Information

What days and times can I water?

  • Outdoor watering is restricted to three days a week:
  • Odd numbered addresses: Tuesday, Thursday and Saturday
  • Even numbered addresses: Wednesday, Friday and Sunday
  • No outdoor watering on Monday
  • No watering outdoors between 9 a.m. and 6 p.m., except with a hand-held container or hose with a shut-off nozzle, or for very short periods when adjusting a sprinkler system
  • No watering during periods of rain and for 48 hours after measureable rainfall 
  • No excessive water flow or runoff onto pavement, gutters or ditches from watering or irrigating landscapes or vegetation of any kind

Properly operating drip irrigation systems and soaker hoses are exempt from watering days and times.

View Full List of Mandatory Restrictions

Report Water Waste

You can report water leaks and water waste violations online, or you can e-mail WaterSmart@CityofDavis.org or call (530) 757-5620. Reports may be kept anonymous however the City will need the full address of the violation location in order to make contact.

Activate Your Free WaterInsight Account

The City of Davis has teamed up with WaterInsight to give customers access to their water use. Through this program, users can quickly see how water is being used in their household and receive customized water savings recommendations. Activate your free account!


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