Substantial rain in January 2023 lowered Santa Clara County from a severe to a moderate drought level. Learn about the latest developments and regulations by visiting our Drought Information page.
Commercial Watering Ban
The State of California has banned the watering of decorative grass by commercial, industrial and institutional (CII) properties, including homeowners' associations.
The watering of decorative CII lawns is now subject to fines under a new Valley Water ordinance. The regulation does not apply to residential lawns, school fields, sports fields, or areas regularly used for civic or community events.
Other Conservation Resources
South Bay Green Gardens
Visit South Bay Green Gardens to learn more about conserving water, preventing pollution, promoting healthy soils, and events in the Bay Area.