The City of Placentia receives water from both Golden State Water Company and Yorba Linda Water District. Your service provider depends on your address. Refer to your provider's restrictions. City and State restrictions also apply to all water users.
Current Water Conservation Restrictions
State Water Conservation Regulations
On October 19, 2021, Governor Newsom issued a proclamation declaring all counties in the state of California in a State of Emergency due to the statewide drought. The emergency drought proclamation and emergency water conservation regulations are still in effect: Governor Newsom’s March 24, 2023, Executive Order (N-5-23), which reduced emergency drought requirements, does not immediately terminate current State Water Board (Board) water conservation emergency regulations. Please see below for more details, which are accurate as of June 5, 2023.
For up-to-date information, please visit https://www.waterboards.ca.gov/water_issues/programs/conservation_portal/.
Yorba Linda Water District (YLWD)
YLWD does not have specific restrictions or penalties for water use; customers can decide the best way to conserve.
The State of California prohibits commercial, industrial, and institutional customers from watering decorative grass; this includes Home Owner Associations. However, there are exemptions that YLWD staff would be happy to explore with our customers. Or you can learn more on your own using this FAQ from the State Water Resource Control Board.
For any questions or additional information regarding YLWD restrictions, please visit ylwd.com or call 714-701-3000.
Golden State Water Company (GSWC)
Following several months of storms bringing much-needed snow and rain to California, conditions have dramatically changed for many parts of the State. In response, Governor Newsom has rolled back some drought emergency provisions that are no longer needed while maintaining other measures that support regions and communities still facing water supply challenges.
Effective Sunday, May 14, 2023, Golden State Water Company modified outdoor watering restrictions to allow for watering up to three days per week. Given that water conditions will continue to evolve, customers are encouraged to use water wisely and only use what is needed.
Golden State Water is recommending customers limit outdoor irrigation between the hours of 7 PM and 8 AM per the following schedule:
|Addresses Ending in||Watering Days|
|Even Numbers (0, 2, 4, 6, 8)||Sunday, Wednesday|
|Odd Numbers (1, 3, 5, 7, 9)|
For any questions or additional information regarding GSWC restrictions, please visit https://www.gswater.com/placentia or call 800-999-4033.