Drought update

Residents urged to conserve water

With California experiencing its second consecutive dry year, Menlo Park Municipal Water reminds customers that now is the time to prioritize drought planning and water conservation. Follow the drought status at U.S. Drought Monitor.

Sustained preparation and planning are critical. Most of California’s water systems were able to manage drought impacts during the last drought by taking actions early.

Following guidance from the State Water Resources Control Board, Menlo Park Municipal Water will prioritize three actions:

  1. Closely evaluate our water supply
  2. Develop a contingency plan(PDF, 1MB) to mitigate any water supply problems that might result from current and future conditions
  3. Encourage customers to conserve water voluntarily

All water customers are encouraged to do their part by conserving water and using these tips:

Menlo Park Municipal Water collaborates with the Bay Area Water Supply and Conservation Agency (BAWSCA) to offer water conservation rebates, incentives and free water-saving fixtures to residents and businesses that are Menlo Park Municipal Water customers.

For more information on the drought and water conservation, please visit

Thank you for doing your part to conserve water. Together, we can make every drop count!

U.S. Drought Monitor update