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Drought Stage II-A

This conservation phase criteria has been set due to extended drought, and lower than average precipitation and runoff.

Stage II-A of the City of Modesto Drought Contingency Plan applies to all City of Modesto water users including residential, commercial, industrial, institutional, and private wells.

Reduction Objectives

30% - 40% reduction in total water production from baseline

Conservation Requirements

  • Odd-numbered addresses water (Sunday)
  • Even-numbered addresses water (Saturday)
Outdoor water use prohibited Saturday and Sunday from 9 a.m. - 7 p.m.

No outdoor water use on Monday through Friday.


  • Car washing is subject to above-cited limitations with use of a positive shutoff nozzle.
  • Hosing concrete areas, building exteriors, etc.., is prohibited except for health/safety concerns and only with use of a positive shutoff nozzle.
  • Water leaks, once identified by home owner, must be repaired within 24 hours.
  • Restaurants and food service establishments are prohibited from serving water except upon request.
  • New landscaping must comply with existing and future landscape ordinances.
  • Mandatory retrofit of low flow showerheads in homes must be present when building/remodeling occurs.
  • Water meter installation must be present on all new single-family homes.
  • No turf or ornamental landscape irrigation is allowed during (and 48 hours following) measurable rain.
  • Operators of hotels and motels must provide guests with the option of choosing not to have towels and linens laundered daily and prominently display notice of this option.