The Water Division operates, maintains, and repairs the City’s water distribution system, including water mains, service connections, valves, and fire hydrants. This Division also reads, tests, repairs, and replaces water meters on the City’s water system, and provides water turn-on and turn-off services.
The Water Division wants residents to water responsibly and offers the following information regarding simple conservation steps you can take at home. To further assist you, watering days and times for your street address are also listed on this page.
Water Conservation and How You Can Help
Water – one of our greatest natural resources, but what would you do without it? The human body requires water daily, as do all warm-blooded animals (including cows, horses, pigs, and birds) and many reptiles. So, how can you help?
There are 4 basic ways to save water –
2) Repair Leaks
3) Install Water-saving Devices
4) Reuse Water
Economize – Be aware of the amount of water you are using and look for ways you can use less whenever possible. Never leave the water running and then walk away from the faucet.
Repair Leaks – A leak of one drop per second wastes 2,400 gallons per year. Repairing leaking faucets not only saves water, it will also save you money in the long run.
Install Water-saving Devices – There are several different kinds of devices you can purchase inexpensively or make yourself, such as: aerators, flow regulators, and displacement devices.
Reuse Water – Used water is often suitable for other purposes: bath water can be reused to water lawns or shrubs, or for washing your car!
Water Days and Times in Riverbank
Water Day Schedule
If your address ends in an even number (0, 2, 4, 6, or 8) you may water your yard on Tuesday, Thursday, Saturday, and Sunday.
If your address ends in an odd number (1, 3, 5, 7, or 9) you may water your yard on Monday, Wednesday, Friday, and Sunday.
Watering times are the same for all days. You may water before noon or after 7:00 p.m. To conserve water, do not water during the heat of the day. Use low-flow or water saving type nozzles and sprinklers. Set your sprinkler so the water sprays inside the lawn area, not the edge. As you water the lawn, the edge will get water too.
Instead of hosing down your driveway or sidewalk following yard work, use your broom and sweep the grass clippings back on to your lawn, add to the mulch pile, or pick up and throw in your garbage toter. Did you know that leaving the clippings on your lawn is actually feeding your lawn? And in the summer, leaving your grass a little taller, helps keep it from burning during those hot, dry days!