Due to a water shortage emergency, Zone 7 water agency and Dublin San Ramon Services District have both called for a mandatory conservation of 15-percent from its customers, compared to 2020 usage.
On October 5, the DSRSD Board adopted Stage 2 Water Shortage rates, effective November 5. The rates will increase the cost of a unit of water from $1.32 per unit to $1.66. Without conservation, the average single family residence water bill is estimated to increase $3.40 monthly ($6.80 per bimonthly water bill). Additionally:
- Outdoor irrigation is limited to occur between 9:00 p.m. and 6:00 a.m. to reduce evaporation, and is limited to no more than three non-consecutive days per week.
- Starting November 1 and lasting through February 28, outdoor irrigation is limited to one day per week.
The City of Dublin has aligned its water use with DSRSD's new regulations.