Water Use Regulations in Millbrae
~ Making Water Conservation a Way of Life ~
Even though the drought emergency ended in most of California, water use regulations continue throughout the State, including in Millbrae. The State is working toward long term water use regulations to ensure there is enough water supply for all Californians.
Thank you for continuing to conserve water!
To report a water waste violation, call 650-259-2348 or e-mail email@example.com.
The following water conservation regulations are in effect.
~ Potable water is water suitable for drinking ~
- Hoses used for any purposes must be fitted with shut-off nozzles.
- Use of water is not allowed which results in flooding or runoff in gutters, driveways or streets.
- Washing of hard surfaces with potable water is prohibited, including but not limited to, driveways, patios, parking lots or other paved surfaces, and buildings.
- Watering of landscapes is prohibited during and 48 hours following measurable rainfall.
- Irrigation with potable water of ornamental turf on public street medians is prohibited.
- Use of potable water in a fountain or decorative water feature is prohibited, unless the water is recirculated.
- Restaurants and establishments where food or drinks are served can only serve drinking water upon request.
- Hotels and motels must offer guests the option of not washing towels and linens daily.
The regulations as listed above will be enforced.
For water conservation information, water saving tips and resources, please visit
Water Saving Tip: Water landscapes between the hours of 6 p.m. and 10 a.m. to reduce water loss to evaporation.
- Free low flow kitchen and bathroom aerators, buckets for collecting indoor water, toilet leak tablets, shower timers and guides can be picked up at City Hall, Monday - Friday, 8:30 a.m. - 5:00 p.m.
- Rebates are available for high efficiency toilets and rain barrels.
Thank you for doing your part – If everyone saves a little, we can all save a lot!
- How to Reduce Water Use by at least 10%
- State Water Resources Control Board adopted Drought Emergency Regulations
- Water Shortage Contingency Plan
- City of Millbrae Water Resources & Conservation Program
- State Grass and Toilet Rebate Program