Water Conservation

Gilroy pumps most of its water from underground aquifers.  You can help protect this shared resource by choosing to use water wisely. Click on the links to your left for water-wise tips and information about rebates.   

Level 2 Water Supply Shortage and Conservation Mandates

We are currently in a Level 2 Water Supply Shortage, and water use is subject to the following limits:

  •  Limits on Watering Hours: Prohibited from 9:00 AM - 5:00 PM
  • Limits on Watering Days: Current limits permit watering on Sunday for ODD addresses and Saturday for EVEN addresses
  • Limits on Water Duration: Fifteen minutes per designated water day per station for landscape irrigation systems
  • Obligation to Fix Leaks, Breaks, or Malfunctions: Within 48 hours
  • Limits on Filling Ornamental Lakes or Ponds: Prohibited with limited exceptions

For more information, view the 2021 Council Resolution declaring a Level 2 Water Supply Shortage.

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