Drought Emergency Regulations

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Drought Emergency Regulations in Effect in Millbrae

~ Please reduce water use by at least 10% ~

Based on the continuing drought conditions and State regulations, the Millbrae City Council adopted new Drought Regulations. Everyone is encouraged to reduce water use by at least 10%.

Thank you for conserving water and ensuring there is water for everyone!

To report a drought regulation-water waste violation, call 650-259-2348 or e-mail sreider@ci.millbrae.ca.us.

The following water conservation regulations are in effect:

 ~ Potable water is water suitable for drinking ~

  • Watering of grass and ornamental landscapes is only allowed between the hours of 6 p.m. and 10 a.m.    
  • Watering of grass and ornamental landscapes is prohibited during and 48 hours following rain.
  • Hoses used for any purpose must be fitted with shut-off nozzles.
  • Use of water is not allowed which results in flooding or runoff in gutters, driveways or streets.    
  • Washing of hard surfaces is prohibited, including but not limited to driveways, patios, parking lots or other paved surfaces, and buildings.
  • Fountains or decorative water features are prohibited, unless the water is recirculated.
  • Restaurants and establishments where food or drinks are served can only serve drinking water upon request.
  • Hotels and motels must offer guests the option of not washing towels and linens daily.

The following regulations are also in effect:

  • Draining and refilling of swimming pools is prohibited.
  • Water efficient indoor fixtures should be used, including, but not limited to, faucet aerators and showerheads. (available for free at City Hall’s Public Works Counter)
  • Use of drip and other low volume irrigation systems are encouraged.
  • Appropriate use of graywater is encouraged.  

Warning notices and fines will potentially apply for violating these regulations.

Free water saving fixtures, such as low flow kitchen and bathroom aerators, buckets to collect indoor water, showerheads and garden hose nozzles, toilet leak tablets, shower timers and water-wise guides can be picked up at  City Hall’s Public Works Counter, Monday - Friday, 8:30am - 5:00pm.

Rebates are available for qualifying high efficiency clothes washers and toilets, and for rain barSave Our Waterrels/cisterns.

Thank you for doing your part – If everyone saves a little, we can all save a lot!





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