Water Conservation

Gilroy pumps most of our water from underground aquifers.  Do your part to protect this shared resource and make a choice 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

On August 2, 2021, the Gilroy City Council declared a Level 2 Water Supply Shortage.  Find watering schedules and the current restriction information below.

  •  Limits on Watering Hours: Prohibited from 9:00 AM - 5:00 PM
  • Limits on Watering Days: Current limits permit watering on Wednesday and Sunday for ODD addresses and Tuesday 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.

The following mandatory water-saving measures are in effect
Watering and irrigation are prohibited between 9 a.m. and 5 p.m.
Odd Address: water on Wednesday and Sunday, Even Address: water on Tuesday and Saturday
watering is limited to 15 minutes per designated water day per station
fix leaks, breaks, or malfunctions within 48 hours
Limits on filling ornamental lakes or ponds