Notice from: City of Milpitas
Regarding: California Drought
Posted: June 20, 2017

Council Members have accepted and modified Staff recommendation pertaining to the California drought.

The City of Milpitas is no longer in Stage 2 of the Water Shortage Contingency Plan. Milpitas is now in Stage 1.

The City will maintain Water Conservation as a California Way of Life; however, the City has added one more day to the irrigation schedule.

That being said, visit the City of Milpitas muni code website for a list of the amended potable water use restrictions, or visit the Water Waste Restriction Page.

Notice from: City of Milpitas
Regarding: California Drought
Posted: April 7, 2017

Governor Edmund G. Brown Jr. ended the drought state of emergency in most of California today (See press release here), state agencies released a long-term plan to better prepare the state for future droughts and make conservation a California way of life.

Notice from: City of Milpitas
Regarding: Standing Water
Posted: March 8, 2017

City of Milpitas encourages residents to Fight the Bite!

As the wet season comes to an end, the bugs will come out to play!

Avoid those pesky and itchy bites by dumping standing water.

Notice from: State Water Resources Control Board
Regarding: Emergency Conservation Regulation
Adopted: February 8, 2017

Recognizing persistent yet less severe drought conditions throughout California, on February 8, 2017, the State Water Board adopted an emergency water conservation regulation to amend and extend the May 18, 2016 regulation. The May 2016 regulation replaced the prior percentage reduction-based water conservation standards with a localized supply reliability “stress test” approach. The majority of urban water suppliers reported sufficient supplies to meet demand under three additional dry years and are not subject to state conservation mandates. The amended regulation allows certain suppliers the opportunity to submit or resubmit their water supply reliability assessments by March 15, 2017 and it does not require mandatory conservation unless water suppliers determine that they have a shortfall. Prohibitions against home owners associations (HOAs) penalizing homeowners for certain outdoor conservation practices during a declared drought remain and similar requirements are extended to cities and counties. The extension maintains urban water supplier monthly reporting and basic water conservation measures.
As directed by Governor Edmund G. Brown Jr. in Executive Order B-37-16, the Board will separately take action to make reporting and wasteful water practices permanent

Reduce Water Use by 20%

On August 16, 2016, the Milpitas City Council found there to be a continued significant water shortage for Milpitas residents, businesses and the community, and took action to achieve continued water conservation. The City Council directed the implementation of water demand reduction measures with the goal of reducing system wide water use by twenty percent (20%) from 2013 water consumption levels. Further, the Milpitas City Council implemented Stage One of the Water Shortage Contingency Plan and continued implementation of water conservation measures as required by State law.