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Posted on: June 25, 2021

Town Council Mandates 20 Percent Water Reduction

Water Drop

Water-supply levels at Lake Mendocino and Lake Sonoma are dangerously low. On July 21, 2021, the Windsor Town Council adopted a resolution that calls for a Level 2 water-shortage emergency, mandating a 20 percent water-use reduction Town-wide due to California's extreme drought. 

This resolution supersedes the voluntary water restriction put in place earlier this year and complies with the State Water Resources Control Board order requiring a 20 percent reduction in diversions from the Russian River.

Water Conservation Tips

Here are three ways you can make a big difference in Windsor's water use:

  • Reduce outdoor irrigation: The Town recently enacted these outdoor watering restrictions -- remember that the overall goal is to use LESS water:
    • Residents west of Highway 101 should only irrigate on Wednesdays, Fridays, and Sundays, 7 PM - 7 AM.
    • Residents east of Highway 101 should only irrigate on Tuesdays, Thursdays, and Saturdays, 7 PM - 7 AM.
  • Report leaks or water waste in your neighborhood. Call (707) 838-1004 or fill out this form to report: Water Waste Reporting Form

  • Sweep instead of using a hose to clean sidewalks, driveways, and other hard surfaces.

Check out our new water-conservation page with more information on how to reduce your water consumption. 

WaterSmart Portal

The Town of Windsor is excited to introduce WaterSmart, the Town's website portal to help you better manage your water use and water bill. By registering, you can view current and past water consumption, get leak alerts, notifications and helpful water-saving tips. 

Go here to get started: https://townofwindsor.watersmart.com/index.php/welcome.  If you have questions or need support, please call Utility Billing at 707-838-1004.

2020 Water Quality Report

The Town of Windsor Water Department has released the 2020 Water Quality Report. It explains Windsor's potable water-supply system and provides in-depth information about the exceptional drinking water quality produced by the Town. 

Thank you for doing your part in this drought to help ensure that we have enough water for health and safety needs in the coming months.

2020 Water Quality Report - CCR
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