Drought Information

On June 13, 2016, the Hillsborough City Council ended mandatory water rationing and implemented voluntary water conservation. Thank you for your efforts and cooperation in meeting the State's mandatory 36% reduction requirement last year. The Town exceeded the targets imposed by the State, and could not have done it without everyone's help.

While the current drought emergency is over, there's never enough water to waste. It is important to note that water waste prohibitions remain, so please avoid over-irrigation and water runoff. The voluntary water conservation period extends through January 31, 2017, with a goal of saving 10% based on 2013 usage.

The Town will continue to update this webpage to provide residents with up-to-date information about ongoing water policies. You may also call the Town's drought hotline at (650) 375-7584 for more information.

City Council Drought Presentation

June 2016 (PDF)

Town of Hillsborough Self-Certification Water Conservation Standard

On May 18, 2016, the California Water Resources Control Board ("Water Board") released new regulations (RESOLUTION NO. 2016-0029) that allow water agencies to self-certify their water supply, demand and self-certification standard. The regulation requires that agencies' water supply projections be based on three additional years of severe drought (as experience over the past three years) and that water demand projections be based on average water demand during Water Years 2013 and 2014 (October 1, 2012 – September 30, 2014). The Town has completed and submitted its self-certification to the Water Board. The self-certification, informed by the San Francisco Public Utilities Commission, ("SFPUC"), which is the Town's sole water supplier, finds that the Town has a 0% conservation standard. This means that, per the new State regulations, the Town has no mandatory water use cutback requirements. However, the Town is observing a voluntary 10% water use reduction goal, as requested in the SFPUC's June 9, 2016 letter to its Wholesale Water Customers (including Hillsborough). Please contact the Town's Public Works Department (email) if you have any questions regarding the information provided below.

Certification of Self-Certified Conservation Standard (PDF)

Water Supply Reliability Certification Form (PDF)

Water Supply Reliability Self-Certification Submission (PDF)

State Water Resources Control Board Supply Analysis (PDF)

Water Spigot

Indoor/Outdoor Conservation Tips

View helpful indoor/outdoor conservation tips and links to useful resources.

Do I Have a Water Leak?

Do you want to know if you have a faulty irrigation line or water leak inside your house? The Town has outlined initial steps (PDF) to first diagnose if you may have a water leak.

Colorful Oil Slick Ripples

How to Read your Water Meter

The Town has prepared a document (PDF)to help residents determine what their water usage is by reading their water meter.

Voluntary Drought Conservation Ordinance

Landscape Professionals Directory (PDF)

Affidavit of Residency Forms

Affidavit of Residency (Owner) (PDF)

Affidavit of Residency (Tenant) (PDF)

Print and hand-deliver signed form to Finance or Building and Planning Department.