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Water Conservation Efforts - Businesses

For Businesses - Outdoor Water Conservation Rules & Recommendations 

The City of Bakersfield is asking all businesses to do their part to preserve the drinking water supply during the drought.

  • Provide customers with water only upon request. Food servers are to provide water to customers only when requested, not automatically

  • Hand dishwashing requires low-flow spray valves. Hand-held spraying fixtures for dishwashing should be fitted with low-flow spray valves that automatically shut off

  • Make daily towel and linen service optional. Hotels must offer guests the option to help conserve water by having fresh towel and linen service only upon request

  • Fire hydrant use. Use of fire hydrants by construction companies and watering trucks requires permission and a temporary construction water meter from the water utility where the hydrant is located