There are LOTS of ways to save water! Click on the icons below, and check back often for an up-to-date list of resources that will help you find ways to save water both at home and at your business. We will also share water-saving tips and ideas on our Facebook page and the City Manager's Friday Update. Not a subscriber? Click here to sign up.
*NEW! HOW-TO VIDEO LIBRARY Learn how to check for leaks, change your irrigation system, how to perform self-audits of your water usage, and much more!
BUSINESSES HELPING WITH WATER CONSERVATION
Remember to shop local, even when it comes to water conservation. General Plumbing is a great resource for low-flow toilets, Mid City Nursery can help with your water wise fall planting, several varieties of mulch are available at Broadway Landscape Materials, Crown Hill Materials and Hurst Firewood and Tree Service. You can get your car washed at American Canyon Car Wash - they are even offering a deeply discounted price for residents between 7 and 8 PM on Monday - Thursday evenings.
DROUGHT RELATED TASTE AND SMELL OF TAP WATER
You may have noticed changes to the taste and smell of your tap water. These are drought related changes to our water supply and they may last for the duration of the drought. Increased algae levels and less fresh water in the Delta are causing changes to the taste and odor of your tap water. These taste and odor changes affect not only American Canyon, but many jurisdictions that rely on the State Water Project for their water. Napa, Benicia, East Bay MUD, and many other water agencies have reported similar problems.
American Canyon tap water is safe to drink and use, and continues to meet or exceed all state and federal public health standards. Although the taste and odor changes may last for some time, we are actively looking for solutions and hope we can make improvements.
A FAQ sheet has been prepared with many of the questions we have been asked.
In 2013, California faced the driest year in recorded state history. On January 17, 2014, Governor Jerry Brown declared a State of Emergency, which directed state and local officials to take all necessary actions to help us prepare. We are still faced with these drought conditions today. On April 1, 2015, the Governor issued an Executive Order mandating all municipal water providers to reduce demands and implement restrictions on wasteful uses of water. The City Council adopted an Urgency Ordinance to provide regulations on water conservation in order to meet the Executive Order's requirements. For information on the statewide current drought situation, click here.