What are our cities and water districts doing to combat the drought? The profiles below will provide you with links and information to your specific city and water district.

Atherton

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  • Atherton is served by the California Water Bear Gulch District. More can be found on Cal Water’s section below
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Belmont

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  • Please refer to Belmont’s water supplier, Mid Peninsula Water District below.
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Brisbane

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  • The City of Brisbane recently released their Water Contingency Report in 2014, which includes the city’s drought response actions, as well as the plan’s implementation.
  • Brisbane’s Public Works site provides more information on water quality, supply, and distribution.
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Burlingame

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  • The City of Burlingame gives free conservation audits via telephone or trained technician.
  • Currently, the city is following the state ordered mandate and provides a FAQ page for residents.
  • The city also provides water saving tips and usage guidelines found here
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Cal Water

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  • Cal Water serves multiple cities across the Bay Area and California. To find out if your city is served by Cal Water, click here
  • The Drought Resources Page can provide Cal Water customers with information on rebates, conservation kits, and updated news on the drought.
  • On June 1, 2015, Cal Water began allowing customers to log in and review their water consumption history and calculate their individual water usage, that can be found here.
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Coastside County Water District

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  • Coastside County Water District (CCWD) services the City of Half Moon Bay and provides a water effeciency site. The site also provides Facts & Figures of water usage with and without conservation.
  • CCWD provides a free Practical Plumbing handbook allowing its customers to perform hands on preventative maintenance and other conservation tools for customers.
  • About 28% of water supplied to CCWD is produced locally from wells and surface water
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Daly City

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  • Currently, the City of Daly City and Cal Water Bayshore District both provide residents with water services
  • The City of Daly City provides water conservation tips found here, which include links to BAWSCA Rebate Programs for residents and commercial businesses. The conservation site also provides residents with free Outdoor Landscaping Guides.
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East Palo Alto

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  • East Palo Alto provides a FAQ drought page found here that includes household water tips and a recommended seasonal watering schedule.
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Foster City

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  • Foster City provides its residents with a Free Landscape Audit Program upon request
  • Residents can also learn about their water utility rates here, updated as of July 2014.
  • More water conservation info can be found on the Foster City Public Works page.
  • Residents interested in more than water conservation can go to Foster City’s GO GREEN site for programs in waste, energy, and pollution.
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Hillsborough

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  • The Town of Hillsborough is currently fining residents that violate the state’s outdoor water restrictions.
  • Residents are also eligible for free water conservation devices, free home water usage reports, and rebates via BAWSCA
  • More about Hillsborough’s drought response can be found here, as well as on Hillsborough’s Water Conservation page.
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Menlo Park

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  • Menlo Park Municipal Water District has shut off all City owned public fountains, reduced watering turf and landscapes, with the exception of sports facilities, and stopped power washing sidewalks.
  • The City of Menlo Park has began enforcing restrictions on residents that use potable water to wash sidewalks and automobiles, as well as other uses that cause runoff. Violations do result in fines from the city.
  • If you are a resident of Menlo Park, and are unsure about your water provider, please follow this link to find out
  • More about Menlo Park water conservation can be found here
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Midpeninsula Water District

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Millbrae

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North Coast County Water District (Pacifica)

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  • NCCWD implemented outdoor water use restrictions in August of 2014 that restrict water for irrigation uses between 10:00AM and 6:00PM.
  • Water use restrictions can be found here
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Portola Valley

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Redwood City

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  • Redwood City offers its residents free recycled water, up to 300 gallons a day, through fill stations. More information can be found here
  • Silicon Valley Clean Water collects and treats wastewater from Redwood City, San Carlos, and Belmont and provides recycled water for Redwood City. In 2014, the recycled water usage in Redwood City rose 370 acre feet, 49%, from usage in 2010.
  • The Redwood City Water Conservation Page provides informational links for residents interested in landscaping, or simply curious about the city’s drought status.
  • Residents can find out more about the city’s utility rate structure, Water Contingency Plan, and local info about water through public works
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San Bruno

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  • San Bruno is offering its residents free low flow shower heads and other water conservation supplies, available at San Bruno’s City Hall.
  • Residents are also eligible for a variety of rebate programs from BAWSCA
  • Check out San Bruno’s Water Usage Chart and find out more about San Bruno water conservation here.
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San Carlos

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  • San Carlos’ Drought Page is updated consistently to provide its residents with water conservation tips as well as new legislation
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San Mateo

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  • San Mateo’s Water Conservation Page lists the mandatory water restrictions, currently enforced by the city’s water supplier, Cal Water.
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San Mateo County Parks Dept.

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The ongoing drought continues to impact the water level in Pescadero Creek, the sole source of water for 91-year-old Memorial County Park and its campgrounds.With an eye on the upcoming summer camping season, the Department has been making improvements to the water treatment, storage and distribution systems. Three, 10,000-gallon water storage tanks were recently installed to bring total storage capacity to 60,000 gallons. Once the new system is fully installed, it will produce 30 gallons of clean water per minute with the capability to produce up to 43,000 gallons per day during a normal rain year. “Our goal is to make camping available this year even with limited water,” said Marlene Finley, San Mateo County Parks director. “We will do that by opening up 50 percent of our family campsites and closing campground showers.” If the drought continues, Finley said, the department may need to consider further actions like replacing flush toilets with chemical ones and prohibiting open fires. With this proactive approach, the department hopes to strike a balance between providing access and protection of natural resources.

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South San Francisco

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  • South San Francisco’s Drought Page provides links to both the city’s water suppliers, conservation tips, and rebate programs.
  • The city has reduced water usage by over 20% by turning off public fountains and reducing irrigation to parks.
  • Currently, the Parks Division is working to implement more permeable surfaces and implement more water catchment systems.
  • More on South San Francisco’s conservation efforts can be found here
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Westborough Water District

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  • Currently, Westborough Water District is providing free water conservation devices and free leak tests for customers
  • BAWSCA is also offering rebates for Westborough Water District customers
  • More can be found here
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Woodside

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