Drought Ready SCV

Drought Ready SCV

Keep Conserving Water, SCV: It's a California Way of Life

Winter storms brought rain and snow to Santa Clarita and a big Sierra snowpack, but we're not completely out of the drought yet, or free from its multi-year impacts on water supplies. In fact, SCV Water has depleted 45% of its banked water supplies during the last few dry years. We need to replenish these supplies with the recent rain and snow to ensure enough water for the future.


SCV Water Takes Action to Meet State and Local Needs

To ensure enough water for current and future needs of the community, SCV Water remains in Stage 2 of its Water Shortage Contingency Plan and Water Conservation Supply Shortage Ordinance and continues to offer conservation programs to customers to help them make long-term water use efficiency improvements.

Click below to view our 
Water Shortage Contingency Plan and Ordinance.

Water Shortage Contingency Plan

Water Conservation and Water Supply Shortage Ordinance


What it Means for Our Customers

Stage 2 continues to prohibit common-sense water waste habits and adds restricted watering days to eliminate water waste. It also adds additional water-saving goals, where customers are encouraged to reduce their water use by up to 20% voluntarily.

Watering Restrictions in Effect

SCV Water has moved to Stage 2 of its Water Shortage Contingency Plan and Water Conservation and Water Supply Shortage Ordinance. To ensure we meet our Stage 2 requirements, we’re encouraging all customers to voluntarily reduce their water use by up to 20%.

Exemptions to SCV Water’s Water Conservation and Water Shortage Ordinance

A few exemptions offer ways protect our landscape investments while still practicing efficient water use. Watering day and time limits do not apply to:

  • Landscape irrigation zones that use drip irrigation
  • Landscape irrigation zones that use high-efficiency sprinkler nozzles with low precipitation rates (equal to or less than 1 in per hour)
  • Hand watering of established trees as well as fruits and vegetables for human consumption

How You Can Save Water: Adopt an SCV-Friendly, Water-Efficient Lifestyle

Being water conscious in and around our homes, businesses, schools and landscapes is part of our So Cal way of life. We can recognize the benefits and value water provides to the Santa Clarita Valley and take steps to reduce water inefficiency and waste—all while keeping our trees and beautiful gardens intact.

Learn more about SCV Water’s Conservation Rebate Programs.

Report Water Waste

Neighbors and businesses may not even realize they have a leak, overspray, run-off or other wasteful condition. Help save water by reporting water waste in the SCV so we can make every drop count.

Drought Resources

Our top priority is communicating with our customers about the drought and how they can practice long-term conservation measures and reduce water waste. The resources on our Water Saving Actions and Resources page will provide you with important information to save water.