In March 2022, the state of California made an announcement to take further action to manage drought and limited water supplies. Liberty is currently working on a plan to align with the State’s goals and directive. At this time, there are no immediate impacts to our customers. Please look out for updates that may come from us via mail, email, and on our social media pages. We are on Facebook and Twitter.

On July 8, 2021, Governor Gavin Newsom issued a State of Emergency Proclamation urging Californians to preserve the state’s water supplies and to prepare for the potential for continued dry conditions next year.

We thank our customers for sharing our sustainability goals and the phenomenal job you have done in conserving water over the years.  The Governor has called on all California water providers to voluntarily reduce water use by 15% from 2020 levels and we are here to help our customers meet that goal.  

As our service area is in the extreme drought area, we’d like to get a head start on meeting the state’s goals. We wanted to reiterate the importance of using water wisely now more than ever, and will be ramping up for stricter conservation measures and assistance with leaks. While there is no immediate impact to you or families at this time, we strongly encourage you to take advantage of our conservation programs.

Conservation Laws

Recently, California passed two new laws regarding how we use our water, AB 1668 and SB 606. The laws were created to establish water use standards that will help the state become more efficient and prepare for future droughts. As these were passed recently and are still being developed, we are working to keep our customers updated on what we know now.

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California Drought Monitor

The National Drought Mitigation Center publishes drought monitor maps each Thursday at 8:30 a.m. Eastern Time. The U.S. Drought Monitor is produced through a partnership between the National Drought Mitigation Center at the University of Nebraska-Lincoln, the United States Department of Agriculture, and the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration. 

View Drought Monitor Map

Mandatory Water-use Prohibitions

Liberty is reminding customers of the State Water Resources Control Board prohibited water-use activities.

  1. No outdoor irrigation runoff
  2. Use only hoses with shut-off nozzles to wash vehicles
  3. No washing of hard-surfaced, non-porous areas (buildings, driveways, etc.)
  4. No use of non-recirculating water fountains and decorative features
  5. No outdoor watering for 48 hours after measurable rain

Frequently Asked Questions

  • The state government has proclaimed an official state of emergency. It is the responsibility of all of us to work together to manage our water use. We ask that you take advantage of our water efficiency programs, get a FREE water audit of your home usage, reach out to us for resources, and to utilize water saving tips to keep your usage low. This benefits the environment, the state’s water supplies, and your bill!

  • At this time, watering is still restricted to three days per week between 7pm and 8am. Please see Watering Schedule for more specific details for your area.

  • Liberty offers a variety of programs and resources to assist our customers in reducing water. These change periodically and the programs offered will likely increase as drought conditions worsen. Please check website, social media, and keep an eye out in your bill inserts and mailers for any updates.

  • Liberty’s tiered rates are a built-in structure designed to reduce water use. As impacts of drought intensify, we may move into a higher stage of our Water Shortage Contingency Plan. This may include surcharges for high usage.


  • Liberty always encourages customers to report water waste by contacting Water Efficiency staff. You may also report water waste HERE.

  • We recommend starting with having your home or business participate in a free water audit. This will help you assess where you can reduce water and if you have any leaks. To apply, click the button below or call us at 1-800-727-5987.

    Water Efficiency Programs