Water Conservation Ordinance

When does the ordinance come into effect?

June 1, 2022. The Water Conservation Ordinance states that all properties constructed before January 1, 1994, will need to be inspected and retrofitted at the time of sale, if not already completed prior to a sale, to ensure that they have been updated exclusively with high efficiency plumbing fixtures.

Background

The ordinance applies to properties constructed before January 1, 1994, and is designed to ensure that they have been updated exclusively with high efficiency plumbing fixtures. This ordinance is inclusive for all existing residential and mobile homes, commercial, and industrial buildings. An inspection performed by a licensed contractor that states all plumbing fixtures are retrofit will be required for properties to receive a Water Conservation Certificate. 

The program’s purposes are to reduce water consumption within the City of Morgan Hill through conservation, enable effective water supply planning, assure reasonable and beneficial use of water, prevent waste of water, and maximize the efficient use of water.

Resources are available from Valley Water to support property owners in getting their homes into compliance. Additionally, Valley Water can provide tips and resources to save water, energy, and money for appliances such as clothes washers, dishwashers, and toilets. Visit its website to see what kinds of water conservation devices may be applicable to your home.

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