San Luis Obispo County Water Resources

Division of Public Works


Statewide & Local Response to Water Conservation


Water Conservation. IT'S FOR LIFE.


On April 7, 2017 Governor Brown ended the drought state of emergency for most of California and issued Executive Order B-40-17, directing state agencies to update temporary emergency water restrictions and transition to permanent, long-term improvements in water use, making conservation a California way of life.


Below are the State mandated water conservation regulations that continue to remain in effect:



  • No watering of outdoor landscapes that cause runoff
  • No using hoses without shut-off nozzles
  • No using water in a fountain or decorative water feature, unless the water is recirculated
  • No washing of driveways & sidewalks
  • No outdoor irrigation during and 48 hours following rain



  • Restaurants and other food service establishments can only serve water to customers upon request
  • Hotels and Motels must provide guests with the option of not having towels and linens laundered daily



Community Resources

The following mailers were mailed in July 2015 to residents in the communities of Cayucos, Santa Margarita, and Shandon. The mailers described the current water restrictions, at the time, as well as provided tips for conserving water.



If you own or operate a vacation rental, please provide your guests with information on how they may help us preserve water during their stay. A water saving information card is available for printing by clicking one of the following:



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Or, call (805)-781-4466 and request hard copies of the Table Tent Card be sent to you. The information card available from our office, may be folded into a tent for convenient display in your vacation rental property as shown.


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Drought Hotline

(805) 781- 4466


Water Conservation Resources


San Luis Obispo County Partners in Water Conservation



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San Luis Obispo County Drought Update
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