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Water Conservation

The City of Stockton’s Municipal Utilities Department (MUD) is committed to conserving water, an important resource with limited supply.  The amount of water we have available today is the same supply available when dinosaurs existed.

 

The Water Conservation Program works year-round to increase water conservation and raise awareness about programs and services available to customers within the City’s water service area.

 

Water Use Survey

Save up to 25% of the water used inside and outside your home or business by downloading the Water Use Home Survey Kit and conducting a do-it-yourself water use survey.  Submit your survey results to the City and receive a free water saving kit.

 

Residents

Water Saving Tips in the Home” provides a great resource on how to conserve water in the home. 

 

Pools

New swimming pools may be filled at any time.  However, it is unlawful to fill your pool without written authorization from Municipal Utilities. Review the Stockton Municipal Code Section 13.28.030 for a complete list of restricted water use. 

For a variance, please Contact Us

 

Businesses

Good tips on how to save water at work in our "Water Saving Tips in the Workplace" brochure.

 

High Efficiency Toilets

The High Efficiency Toilet Direct Install Program is available for City of Stockton commercial, industrial, and institutional water customers. This program covers the cost of the hardware and installation when changing out 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.

 

Recycling, Energy, Air, and Conservation (REACON) Assessment

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.

  

Landscape

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 the External Links below. 

 

School Programs

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.

 

Guiding Documents

The Water Conservation Program works to meet  and prioritize all goals and objectives as outlined in local, state, and federal water conservation guiding documents. 

 

 

External Links


Stockton Municipal Code Section 13.28.030 

- Regulations on Water Restrictions currently apply year round.

WaterSense (Partnership program by U.S. Environmental Protection Agency)

- Learn about water-saving devices and more.

Greater Stockton Chamber of Commerce’s REACON Team

- Assessments to evaluate water use, recycling, energy, and air.

Stockton Water-Wise Gardening

- Water-saving plants and watering tips.

Stockton Area Water Suppliers (SAWS) 

California Office of Emergency Services

Save Our Water

- Statewide program to help Californians reduce everyday water use. 

This City of Stockton web page last reviewed on --- 2/5/2015