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Last year, the California State Water Resources Control Board (SWRCB) called on cities to fight the worst drought in California history by conserving water. In response, Riverside Public Utilities water customers reduced usage by nearly 4.4 billion gallons - enough to fill more than 6,000 Olympic sized swimming pools.
But recently, the SWRCB eased watering restrictions and asked each City to develop its own conservation level.
Customers may now water at any time.
At RPU, we’ve moved from Stage 3 watering restrictions to a modified version of our original Stage 1 restrictions. Here's what that means for you:
While some water use restrictions are easing, others have become state law. These wasteful activities are now prohibited across California and would be considered unreasonable uses of water:
If you see water waste happening in Riverside, please call 311 to report the activity.
As Always, Riverside Public Utilities offers a variety of rebates to help with water and energy conservation, which can be found on RiversidePublicUtilities.com.