Water is an important resource with limited supply. In fact, the amount of water available today is the same supply available when dinosaurs roamed the earth.
The City of Stockton is committed to conserving water and works year-round to increase water conservation and raise awareness about programs and services available within the City’s water service area.
Effective May 19, 2015, the Stockton City Council approved new water regulations and restrictions to comply with State-mandated requirements to address California's significant drought.
The following restrictions apply immediately. (Printable copy – Water regulations and restrictions):
Save up to 25% of the water used at your home or business by downloading the Water Use Home Survey Kit and conduct a do-it-yourself water-use survey. Submit your survey results to the City and receive a free water-saving kit.
The High-Efficiency Toilet Direct Install Program is available for City commercial, industrial, and institutional water customers. This program covers the cost of the hardware and installation when changing older, inefficient toilets that use more than 1.6 gallons per flush.
Participating plumbing contractors will install high-efficiency toilets, low flow faucet aerators, and shower heads (when applicable). They will also review your water meter to check for leaks. The City of Stockton maintains a list of plumbing contractors that currently participate in the installation of high-efficiency toilets.
Outdoor water use accounts for the majority of water use for the average residential household and may also be applicable to businesses. "Landscape Water Saving Tips" provide customers with easy-to-follow tips that can result in big water savings. Learn more by visiting the Stockton Water-Wise Gardening in External Links below.
Written authorization from MUD is required to drain or refill a pool. To obtain authorization, please submit a request online or Contact Us. Authorization can only be granted for the protection of public health and safety.
The City, as a participating member of the Stockton Area Water Suppliers, is a sponsor of the Greater Stockton Chamber of Commerce’s REACON Team. Through the REACON Team, assessments are conducted to evaluate water use, recycling, energy, and air.
The City, in partnership with Stockton Area Water Suppliers, provides in-class, after-school, and assembly programs to promote water conservation. The City also provides tours of its new water treatment plant.
The Water Conservation Program works to meet and prioritize all goals and objectives as outlined in local, state, and federal water conservation guiding documents.
Turf and Toilet Rebates - Statewide rebate program
Greater Stockton Chamber of Commerce REACON Team - Evaluate water use, recycling, energy, air
Save Our Water - Statewide program to help Californians reduce everyday water use.
Stockton Municipal Code Section 13.28.030 - Regulations on Water Restrictions (year round)
Stockton Water-Wise Gardening - Water-saving plants and watering tips
WaterSense (Partnership program by U.S. EPA) - Learn about water-saving devices and more.
This City of Stockton web page last reviewed on --- 4/10/2017