Water Conservation in Redwood City
Water is California's
most precious commodity.
With all of our drinking water supplied by one source – the Hetch
Hetchy water system – and with demand for water consistently exceeding
our supply, Redwood City is implementing an aggressive water conservation
This program, in combination with a state-of-the-art recycled water program
for irrigation and industrial uses, will help reduce our drinking water use
and avoid strict water conservation and rationing measures when the next drought
Conserving water will take the involvement of our entire community – residents
and businesses, schools and hospitals, public buildings and parks – to
ensure a healthy, viable, and stable water supply for today, and for the future.
You can reach our Water Conservation Program staff at (650) 780-7436. Their
office is located at 1400 Broadway, Redwood City, CA 94063.
The City of Redwood City is a long-time member of the California
Urban Water Conservation Council (CUWCC), an association of water agencies
and public advocacy/special interest groups, concerned with California’s
water supply and conservation of natural resources.
The CUWCC developed "Best
Management Practices" (BMPs) for optimum water conservation, and
for monitoring conservation program implementation by participating agencies.
Since 1992, Redwood City has been progressively implementing all the water
conservation BMPs, with the support of the City Council for an aggressive
conservation program to accelerate full compliance.
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