Water Conservation

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National Mayor's Conservation Challenge (April)

Davis Challenge

Join the City of Davis and do your part to conserve water and other natural resources by participating in the Wyland National Mayor's Challenge! The Challenge is a competition held every April (Earth Month) that encourages cities across the nation to see who can be the most water-wise. Residents are asked to take a series of informative online pledges to conserve water, energy and other natural resources. Take the Pledge now!

Take the pledge to continue or expand the great conservation work you are already doing! Cities win the challenge by having the highest percentage of residents take the pledge within their population size category. If Davis wins, residents are eligible to win thousands of dollars in prizes, including a Toyota Hybrid.

Teachers, are you looking for a class activity for earth month? The National Mayor's Challenge for Conservation invites teachers and students to learn more about our valuable natural resources and take a series of classroom pledges on behalf of the City of Davis to use water wisely. You can also win prizes for your class and school by taking the pledge with your classroom!

"Life After Lawn"

The City of Davis and UC Davis Arboretum & Public Garden are continuing to highlight examples online of local homeowners, like the one below, who have made the switch from turf to alternative landscapes.

Life After Lawn (Spring 2017)

View "Life After Lawn" local area homes on the Arboretum's "Life After Lawn" page and on the City's GreenerDavis Facebook page.

View the October Water Conservation Utility Bill Insert

*Photo courtesy of the UC Davis Arboretum & Public Garden

Save Davis Water Online Game 



Join Professor Davis Green to save water in the City of Davis through a leak detection and interactive memory game! Learn about water in Davis and how to conserve it. When you complete the game, don't forget to print your Water Conservation Whiz certificate and water savings checklist. Complete the checklist with your family to help Save Davis Water.

Davis' Water & You (PDF)

Davis' Water & You (Spanish PDF)

City of Davis Water Conservation Tracker

Davis Water Conservation Tracker

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!

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.

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