Water Conservation is a Milpitas Way of Life


As drought conditions continue, the updated incentive program is part of the City’s efforts to assist residents to conserve water.

Apply now before funds run out!



Due to the drought, the City is in Water Shortage Level 2

Make sure to follow the City’s water waste restrictions and check out our indoor and outdoor water saving tips. 

For water billing questions, and to set up a new water account, please contact the Finance Department at (408) 586-3100.

Mandatory 3-Day Watering Schedule

To reduce water use the City has implemented a 3-day outdoor watering schedule for irrigation of any plants, lawns, and other landscaping.

All residents and businesses must follow the watering schedule by address number below. Watering is only allowed from 6 pm to 9 am.

Comparison of Total Water Usage

  • 2019 (CCF)
  • 2020 (CCF)
  • 2021 (CCF)

In December 2021, the City reduced water use by 7% compared to 2019 usage and 13% compared to 2020 usage.

To Learn More About Water Conservation or

To Report Violations

Call 408-586-2666 or Report Online

Additional Resources

State Drought Response

For statewide up to date information, including the state’s drought response, current drought conditions, and other resources, please visit https://drought.ca.gov/

Frequently Asked Questions

When can I water my yard?

You can water your yard three days per week, between the hours of 6:00 p.m through 9:00 a.m.

If your street address is an odd number, you can water your yard on Monday, Thursday, and Saturday.

If your street address is an even number, you can water your yard on Tuesday, Friday, and Sunday.

Remember, always make sure your watering doesn’t waste water and only waters your landscaping.