The Livermore City Council has officially declared a Stage 2 Water Shortage Emergency, meaning the city is under greater water use restrictions effective immediately.

In an effort to reduce the city’s water use by 15 percent compared to levels in 2020, all landscaping irrigation is limited to certain days and times, at a maximum of three times per week.

Odd numbered addresses can only water on Mondays, Wednesdays and Fridays, and even numbered addresses can water on Tuesdays, Thursdays and Saturdays. Residents also cannot use sprinklers between 9 a.m. and 6 p.m. However, residents are allowed to water at any time during their approved water days with tools like hoses with shut-off nozzles, watering cans or drip irrigation systems.

The water restrictions, which were approved during the council’s Sept. 27 meeting, apply to all properties in city limits, and will remain until drought conditions improve or water supplies replenish.

More information about the city’s drought and water conservation efforts can be found online.