Effective March 1, 2022 through October 31, 2022
Watering is Restricted to Two Days a Week
The City of Morgan Hill is currently in a Level 4 Water Supply Shortage. During Level 4, a 31%-40% consumer demand reduction is necessary to make more efficient use of water and appropriately respond to existing water conditions.
Typical lawn and garden bed sprinkler irrigation is now limited to:
Also, car washing is prohibited except at a commercial car washing facility that utilizes a recirculating water system to capture or reuse water. the use of potable water to clean the windshield, windows or mirrors of a vehicle by use of a hand-held bucket is not prohibited.
For businesses, limits now exist on automatically serving water at restaurants, hotels offering guests the option to decline daily linen service, and construction sites using non-potable water for most site activities.
The City of Morgan Hill has a long history of leadership in ensuring that water is used efficiently. To see the current rules and regulations, see our Rules and Regulations or read the complete Water Waste Ordinance No. 2333 (PDF). To report any water waste that you may observe, use this form.
Population Growth During a Drought
We have received many comments from residents concerned about community growth occurring during the current drought. While thinking about growth during a water shortage is common, the connection between growth and water use is weaker than one might expect. Incredibly, our entire County uses about the same amount of water now as it did 30 years ago.
If you have any additional questions, send us an email or give us a call at 408-310-4169.
Water Wise Survey Program
This two-part program will help you save water indoors and out. Sign up for one or both!
To schedule a survey or request a DIY Kit, please call 408-630-2554 or visit the Valley Water website.
Valley Water’s Landscape Rebate Program
To help with your landscape conversion, Valley Water’s Landscape Rebate Program is available to all Santa Clara County homeowners, apartments, and commercial sites that make qualifying water-efficient upgrades to their landscape. Since Morgan Hill is a cost-sharing area, rebates of up to $3,000 for residential sites and $60,000 for commercial/multi-family sites (5 or more units) are available. This program is designed to encourage residents and businesses to convert approved high water use landscape, such as lawns and pools, to low water use landscape and retrofit existing irrigation equipment with approved high-efficiency irrigation equipment. Sites wishing to participate in the rebate program must complete a pre-inspection and submit an online application for approval before beginning any work on their project. Visit Valley Water’s website for complete details.
Additional Valley Water Information
Valley Water Store
Water Conserving Landscape Ideas
Are you looking to upgrade your landscape to one that uses less water? The City has created several attractive and water-conserving public gardens that you may visit for ideas for your own garden. Learn more about "Demonstration Gardens".
Watch this short video to learn where Morgan Hill's water comes from, how it is used, and how you can use it more efficiently.