Water Conservation

Water Awareness & Conservation


Ensuring that there is plenty of great-tasting, healthy water for all residents and businesses is a long-term project. While we might not be ready to consider ways to conserve water, living in the desert means that water conservation must be practiced at all times. Simple steps taken each day can end up making a huge difference; let's all work together to help protect our most precious natural resource.

More information on new mandatory water restrictions that went into effect on June 1, 2015,  and have since been revised may be found here.

Below you'll find even more ways to help save water in and around your home.

Questions? Please visit our Frequently Asked Questions page for more information on some of the most commonly asked questions regarding water conservation and restrictions on usage.

Conserve Indoors


Conserving water indoors can be one of the easiest ways to help save water, from simply shortening shower times to shutting off water when brushing your teeth, there are many different ways you can increase your water conservation efforts inside your home. Here are just a few:

The Alliance for Water Awareness and Conservation (AWAC) provides a number of ideas both in and out of the home aimed at our local High Desert region.
Save Indoors - AWAC


Conserve Outdoors

AWAC also offers a generous amount of material on how to save water outdoors with specific ideas and techniques from High Desert native landscaping to suggested water schedules. To find out more, simply click the link to their site below.


Save Outdoors - AWAC

Drought Tolerant Landscaping

Like to do things yourself? There are many benefits to implementing a drought tolerant landscape or home garden, but if you've been interested in starting your own and just can't seem to find out how then check out

www.expertise.com's special home and garden how-to. With step-by-step guides and walkthroughs, even gardening beginners will find that taking your landscape up a notch will be a piece of cake.

Mandatory Water Conservation Restrictions


Previous watering restrictions on Tuesday and Thursday have been lifted, Hesperia residents may now water turf and landscaping any day of the week. The following restrictions are still in effect:

The below revised and/or extended regulations have been effective since the previous Council and Board Member action taken in May 2016 and will be extended through January 2017.

1) Use of potable water applied to outdoor landscaping in a way that causes water to runoff onto adjacent property, non-irrigated areas, private and public walkways, roadways, parking lots, or structures (essentially any irrigation water leaving the premises) is prohibited;

2) Washing a motor vehicle with a hose that uses potable water, unless the hose is fitted with a shut-off device that immediately stops the hose from dispensing water when not in use is not permitted;

3) No applying potable water to driveways and sidewalks; and

4) Using potable water in a fountain or other decorative water feature, unless the water is part of a recirculating system is prohibited.

5) No use of potable water for outdoor landscapes during and within 48 hours of
measurable rainfall.

6) Hotels and motels are required to provide guests with the option of choosing not to have towels and linens laundered daily and shall prominently display notice of such option in each guestroom.

7) HMC 14.04.170C.2.(a), (b), (c) and (d) of Stage No. 2:
a. Parks, Golf Courses, and School Grounds. Parks, golf courses (municipal and
private) and school grounds which use water provided by the district shall be
irrigated between the hours of eleven p.m. and five a.m., or such other times as may be determined appropriate by the district. Additionally, turf areas in excess of one thousand (1,000) square feet will be required to use soil moisture sensors and rain shut-off valves as part of their irrigation system.
c. Run-Off and Wash-Down. No water provided by the district shall be used for the
purposes of wash-down of hard surfaces such as driveways, sidewalks, and parking
lot areas, except as specifically permitted by the district for public health and safety reasons such as wash-down of flammable or otherwise dangerous liquids or
substances. Any water used on a premises that is allowed to escape the premises
and run-off into gutters or storm drains shall be considered a waste of water.
d. Drinking water provided by restaurants. Restaurants are requested not to provide drinking water to patrons except by request.
1) Serving of drinking water in eating or drinking establishments, including but
not limited to restaurants, hotels, cafes, cafeterias, bars or other public places
where food or drink are served and/or purchased shall be upon customer
request only.

8) Prohibition of irrigation of landscapes with potable water outside newly constructed homes and buildings inconsistent with regulations or other requirements established by the California Building Standards Commission.


Save Our Water


The City of Hesperia is proud to be a partner with Save Our Water in an effort to preserve our most important natural resource for future generations. If you would like to view how the Save Our Water project is helping Californian's find new ways to conserve water, visit their site by clicking the link below.




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