Published April 27, 2016


The City of Pleasanton remains at a Stage 3 level of water use restriction in response to the drought in California. As irrigation season approaches and properties resume irrigation of their landscapes they should do so following the guidelines that were in place in 2015. On May 17, 2016 the Pleasanton City Council will consider modifications to the current level of water use restrictions once more is known about 2016 water availability for the area. Contemplated modifications may include lowering the current level of water restrictions to Stage 2 which would allow, among other things, increasing allowable irrigation instances to three nonconsecutive days per week.

Current Outdoor Watering Restrictions
Under Pleasanton's Stage 3 level of water use restrictions, a number of controls have been put in place to aid in water conservation efforts. These mandatory restrictions are as follows:
  • All lawn and landscape irrigation is limited to no more than two non-consecutive days per week April through September and must be performed in conformance with the following (and limited to one time per week from October through March):
    • outdoor irrigation may only occur after 6 pm and before 9 am, with the exception of drip irrigation and hand watering with a shut-off nozzle;
    • run-off of water when irrigating is prohibited; and
    • watering outdoor landscaping is prohibited during and within 48 hours following measurable rainfall.
  • The use of potable water to wash driveways, sidewalks, or other hardscapes is prohibited.
  • Repairs to potable water leaks are required within eight hours of notification or discovery.
  • Potable water may not be used to refill decorative water features.
Recycled Water Program
As part of their response to the drought, the City of Pleasanton is currently installing a recycled water system that will make recycled water available for landscape irrigation to most of Hacienda in 2016. Properties interested in obtaining recycled water are urged to contact the city to coordinate new service. The benefits of converting your landscape to recycled water include the following:
  • Provision of a reliable source of water which is not restricted during drought.
  • Absence of drought surcharge fines for all recycled water service.
  • A reduced water rate.
  • An environmentally sustainable alternative to potable water.
Additional Information
Additional information about Pleasanton's watering guidelines and recycled water programs is available. Please refer to the City of Pleasanton contact below for details.

Contact Information
Rita Di Candia
City of Pleasanton
P.O. Box 520, Pleasanton, California  94566
(925) 931-5513  phone     (925) 931-5595  fax     rdicandia@cityofpleasantonca.gov  e-mail     www.ci.pleasanton.ca.us  WWW

Hacienda Owners Association
4305 Hacienda Drive, Suite 330, Pleasanton, California  94588-2738
(925) 734-6500  phone     (925) 734-6501  fax     info@hacienda.org  e-mail     www.hacienda.org  WWW