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Following record rain and snowfall throughout the State in the last couple of years, the Governor terminated the Drought State of Emergency statewide in March 2023.

This past winter season has produced additional snowpack and water supplies to the State’s reservoirs providing additional confidence that drought conditions have been abated and a shortage emergency no longer exits. On Tuesday, May 21, 2024, the Stockton City Council adopted Resolution 2024-05-21-1206 ending the Stage 2 Water Shortage Emergency. Stage 1 Mandatory Water Conservation requires that customers continue to observe the following Stockton Municipal Code 13.28 Water Conservation guidelines:

  • Outdoor watering is allowed on the following days before 8:00 a.m. or after 6:00 p.m.: 
    • Sunday and Wednesday: Addresses ending in 0, 2, 4, 6, 8, and properties without a designated street number.
    • Tuesday and Saturday: Addresses ending in 1, 3, 5, 7, and 9.
    • Monday, Thursday and Friday: Outdoor watering is not permitted.
  • Wash vehicles with a hose that has a shutoff nozzle or similar device, or at a car wash that uses recycled water.
  • The following water uses are prohibited:
    • watering non-functional turf at commercial, industrial, and institutional properties.
    • watering outdoor landscapes during and within 48 hours after measurable rainfall.
    • using running water to clean driveways, sidewalks, or other paved areas, unless for health and safety purposes.


Written authorization from the MUD is required to drain or refill a pool between June 1 and October 1. In accordance with Stockton Municipal Code 13.08.180, all swimming pool water must be discharged into a sanitary sewer. Water from swimming pools whether public or private shall not be discharged into a storm sewer or gutter. 

For authorization, submit a Drain or Refill Pool Request online or Contact Us.

Report Water Wasting

Report Water Wasting form or call (209) 937-8341.

Conservation Kits

Water-saving tool kits are available to residential customers in the City of Stockton water service area while supplies last.

Kits may include a kitchen faucet aerator, bathroom faucet aerator, toilet tablet to test for leaks, toilet flapper, and water use checklist to identify potential water leaks in and around the home.

Request a water conservation kit by emailing Kits are provided free of charge for customers in the City of Stockton water service area.

School Programs

The City and the Stockton Area Water Suppliers (SAWS) provide in-class, after-school, and assembly programs to promote water conservation.

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Last Update : 06/06/2024, 10:34:34 AM