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Calaveras Conserves

Calaveras County Water Conservation Partnership


Calaveras Conserves was formed in Spring, 2015 as an opportunity for agencies to provide a consistent outreach message to the community during droughts. All major water agencies in Calaveras County are members including, Union Public Utility District, Valley Springs Public Utility District, City of Angels, Blue Lake Springs Mutual Water Company, Utica Power and Water Authority, Calaveras Public Utility District and Calaveras County Water District. As a partnership, these agencies are meeting regularly with the goal of providing the most up to date water conservation information for customers throughout the County.


Use Water Wisely

Calaveras Conserves encourages residents and visitors of the County to use water efficiently and prepare for extended dry conditions. While no mandatory conservation measures have been imposed by state officials, Gov. Gavin Newsom is calling on all Californians to voluntarily reduce water consumption by 15 percent compared to 2020 levels. However, state officials may be providing updates to conservation measures in the near future.

We will continue to thank Calaveras County residents and visitors for their ongoing water-use efficiency efforts and will remind everyone to use water wisely. The Calaveras County community can practice water efficiency year-round and make a difference by finding and fixing leaks, taking shorter showers and installing water efficient landscaping.

Calaveras County Water Agency | Water Shortage Response Status

The Urban Water Management Planning Act requires that each water supplier provide a Water Shortage Contingency Plan that outlines how the supplier will prepare for and respond to water shortages. Each water agency in Calaveras County moves into stages of response based on the water supply conditions within their service area. See below for the most current conservation response stage for your local water agency. 

Blue Lake Springs Municipal Water CompanyVoluntary Conservation
Calaveras County Water DistrictVoluntary Conservation
Calaveras Public Utility DistrictVoluntary Conservation
City of AngelsVoluntary Conservation
Union Public Utility DistrictVoluntary Conservation
Utica Water and Power AuthorityVoluntary Conservation
Valley Springs Public Utility DistrictVoluntary Conservation

Water Saving Tips

Outdoor Water Saving Tips 
  •  Trim back your lawn’s watering schedule to fewer days per week.
  • Check your sprinkler heads and make any necessary repairs.
  • Water during the cool part of the day.
  • Use a broom to clean sidewalks and pavements instead of a hose.
  • Plant drought resistant trees and shrubs.
Indoor Water Saving Tips 
  •  Turn off the faucet when you are brushing your teeth or doing dishes – saves 2 gallons per minute.
  • Take shorter showers with high-efficiency showerheads. Each minute you cut saves 2.5 gallons.
  • Operate your clothes and dishwashers with full loads only; even if the machine has an adjustable load setting.
  • Detect leaks. Do you hear the toilet running or your faucet dripping? Contact your local water agency for information on locating your water meter and detecting plumbing leaks using meter readings. Conduct a dye-test in toilet tanks to identify silent leaks.
  • Install aerators on bathroom/kitchen sinks to reduce water use by 4%.
  • Replace your old toilet, the largest water user inside your home. High-efficiency toilet models flush at 1.28 gallons or less compared to older models, which use up to 7 gallons per flush.
  • Replace your clothes washer, the second largest water user in your home. High efficiency clothes washers can reduce water and energy use by 40%.
Additional Information 
  • To understand how much your water your landscaping really needs, learn more about evaporation transpiration visit California Irrigation Management Systems website.
  • Check with the Calaveras Master Gardeners for a free consultation on your landscaping goals. Contact them at 754-2880 or visit Calaveras County Master Gardeners.
  • You can view more information about water conservation tools and tips by visiting
  • If you have additional water conservation related questions, please contact your local water agency for information.
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