Water Conservation

Image of drought tolerant landscapingGilroy 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.  

Water Conservation Mandates

In an effort to keep the community's water saving momentum, Valley Water will continue enforcing restrictions for these water-wasting activities:

  • Outdoor watering more than two days per week of residential decorative lawns
  • Outdoor watering that causes runoff
  • Mid-day watering
  • Watering after rainfall
  • The State of California's ban against watering decorative lawns on commercial, industrial, and institutional properties, including homeowners' associations

For more information visit ValleyWater.org.

In Gilroy, ODD addresses should only water on Wednesday and Sunday, and EVEN addresses should only water on Tuesday and Saturday.

Watering Duration: No more than 15 minutes per designated water day per station. 

Watering Hours: Prohibited between 9:00 AM to 5:00 PM, best to water between 7:00 PM to 3:00 AM. 

See Water Conservation Efforts PDF for more details on water schedule, watering hours and duration, and other details. 


Valley Water offers a variety of rebates to encourage water conservation. For more information about available landscape, graywater, and commercial and facility rebates, visit ValleyWater.org.