Water Conservation in Oxnard
Unprecedented drought conditions continue in California. 2014 was the third driest in 119 years on record. Sierra snowpack water content, which normally supplies 30% of the State’s water, was just 5% of normal in April 2015. Many areas reliant on surface water supplies alone continue to experience severe water shortages, with some communities having to resort to trucking in all of their water. In March 2015, the State Water Resources Control Board re-adopted and expanded the 2014 emergency urban water conservation regulations. In April 2015, Governor Brown expanded upon his previously issued drought emergency declarations by – most notably – imposing an additional 5% reduction statewide in water usage, bringing the total statewide reduction to 25%. In May 2015, the State Water Resources Control Board declared a city-specific plan to implement the Governor’s 25% reduction directive, wherein Oxnard is mandated to reduce water production by 12% each month, as compared to the 2013 (pre-drought) monthly usage figures.
Since 2014, the City of Oxnard has implemented water conservation measures to ensure consistency with the State regulations. These measures were updated in May 2015 and can be found in the Mandatory Water Conservation Measures link below. With a proactive public outreach program, the City of Oxnard’s Water Resources Division hopes to encourage the efficient use of its water resources and raise community awareness regarding the importance of water conservation.
- Drought Frequently Asked Questions
- Water Waste Ordinance
- Mandatory Water Conservation Measures
- Conservación de agua obligatoria para Oxnard
- Residential Information
- Commercial Information
- Landscaping Information
- What’s my watering schedule?
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Last Updated: Feb 24 2016