Hayward water-use restrictions now in effect

September 13, 2022


A drying up body of water

In response to the Governor’s call for state-wide reduction in water use and reduced availability from water wholesale supplier, the Hayward City Council implemented Level 2 Water Shortage measures on June 28.

After one of the driest winters on record, California is now in a severe and deepening drought, and it is more critical than ever that we do our part to conserve our precious water supplies—especially as we move into the during the hot dry late days of summer.

With a focus on limiting outdoor water use, the new requirements include:

  • Limiting landscaping irrigation to three days per week, between the hours of 9 p.m. and 6 a.m.
  • Prohibiting use of non-essential water for commercial and industrial use
  • Fixing irrigation leaks and faulty sprinklers
  • Using covers on pools and spas

For more information about the drought, new and existing conservation measures and tools that can help you reduce water use, click here.

To track your water use, set water use budgets, sign-up for leak alerts, and take advantage of new, fee-free online bill payment options, register for Hayward’s new Water Customer Portal at