A new statewide emergency water conservation regulation that bans using potable (drinkable) water on decorative or non-functional grass at commercial, industrial, and institutional properties is now in effect.
The ban on watering non-functional turf (turf is defined as mowed grass) at commercial, industrial and institutional properties includes areas like the grass in front of or next to commercial buildings and common areas managed by homeowners’ associations. The ban does not include watering grass used for human recreation or other community activities, watering residential grass or watering trees. The ban also does not prohibit the use of recycled water for irrigating non-functional turf.
A violation of the non-functional turf irrigation provision is subject to a fine of up to $500.
On August 18, 2021, the UPUD Board of Directors unanimously approved a 15% voluntary water conservation target for all residential, commercial and agricultural customers in the District. UPUD thanks customers for their continued water conservation efforts.
We continue to ask that all residents do what they can to use water wisely to maximize supplies and protect our water reserves in the event of yet another dry winter. Below are conservation tips and other resources to assist your water conservation efforts.
A joint release from the Joint Powers Authority (JPA) consisting of: Union Public Utility District (UPUD), City of Angels Camp (COA) and Utica Water and Power Authority (Utica) Residents who
Water saving tips and conservation information are also available at the following websites:
If you have any questions or need assistance with water use issues or efforts to conserve water, please contact our office:
Union Public Utility District
339 Main Street
Murphys, CA 95247
Thank you for your continued efforts in conserving our greatest asset, “Our Water”!!!