Press Release

Emergency Water Conservation Resolution

The Eureka City Council at their August 5th meeting adopted a Resolution implementing Water Shortage Emergency Provisions.  Council’s action was in response to the ongoing drought and the emergency water regulations adopted by the State Water Resources Control Board. 

All Californians are expected to immediately stop:

  • Washing down driveways and sidewalks
  • Watering of outdoor landscapes that cause excess runoff
  • Using a hose to wash a motor vehicle (unless the hose is fitted with a shut-off nozzle)
  • Using potable water in a fountain or decorative water feature (unless the water is re-circulated).

The regulation makes an exception for health and safety circumstances. The Resolution will remain in effect for 270 days from August 1, 2014, unless extended by the State or City Council action.

Questions of concern can be directed to the Public Works Department at 441-4203, or the City’s Finance Department at 441-4267.

Additional information on water conservation can be found on the City’s website at:

Also, the following websites contain tips on ways to conserve water:  (100 ways to conserve water)   (25 ways to conserve water in your home).