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Effective July 1, 2017, please follow the watering schedule below:



Please water only before 6 a.m. or after 7 p.m.


Water is essential for life and must be used wisely. With a growing population and water supply demands increasing, it is key that we all use water efficiently. Bakman Water Company strives to reduce waste by actively updating infrastructure, promptly repairing system leaks, keeping all facilities and equipment in best working condition, identifying water wasting when observed and by promoting programs that have an eye on the future of water.

On January 17, 2014, Governor Edmund G. Brown Jr. issued an executive order declaring a drought state of emergency (Emergency Drought Declaration). In response to this executive order, the Commission on February 28, 2014 issued Resolution W-4976 wherein it adopted drought procedures for water conservation. The commission ordered Class A and B water utilities with Tariff Rule 14.1 for voluntary reduction in water use. The Commission directed water utilities to comply with future directives under the Emergency Drought Declaration for either additional voluntary conservation measures or requirements for mandatory rationing.

Bakman Water Company’s Tariff Rule 14.1

On April 25, 2014, Governor Brown issued a second executive order to strengthen the state’s ability to manage water in drought conditions. The executive order recognizes the need for additional expedited actions to reduce the harmful impacts from the drought. In this regard, Governor Brown ordered California residents to refrain from wasting water and directs the Water Board to adopt emergency regulations as it deems necessary, pursuant to Water Code Section 1058.5, to implement called for reductions in outdoor irrigation and wasteful water practices.

Bakman Water Company has been ordered by the California Public Utilities Commission to notify its customers of the State Water Resources Control Board’s restrictions and fines for violations of the Board’s regulations. California is in a drought and your cooperation is needed to ensure reliable supplies of water for your comfort and necessary use.

The Board has determined that the following water use activities by Bakman Water Company customers are not allowed:

1. Watering outdoor landscapes in a way that causes water to “runoff” onto adjacent property, non-irrigated areas, private and public walkways, roadways, parking lots, or structures.

2. Washing a vehicle, with a hose without a shut-off nozzle or other device that will immediately stop the flow of water when not in use.

3. Using drinking water to wash driveways and sidewalks.

4. Using drinking water in a fountain or other decorative water feature, except where the water is recirculated.

Violation of any of these four prohibited or restricted water use activities may be punished by a fine of up to five hundred dollars ($500.00) for each day in which the violation occurs. Please note that such fines can be assessed only by local law enforcement authorities and that Bakman Water Company does not receive any money from the enforcement authority. However, the CPUC has authorized Bakman Water Company to use various tools to enforce these restrictions, such as installing flow-restricting devices, or as a last resort, shutting off water service. Bakman Water Company, of course, wants to avoid using these enforcement tools if at all possible. However, we will be required to take action if a customer repeatedly violates these restrictions.

Further information  may be obtained from our office at 5105 East Belmont Avenue, Fresno, California 93727, or also at the following:

Approved Water Conservation Emergency Regulations

Water Conservation Emergency Regulations Fact Sheet

Water Conservation Emergency Regulations Frequently Asked Questions

State Water Resources Control Board Resolution No. 2014-0038  (Spanish)

Bakman Water Company would like to thank its customers who have voluntarily conserved water up to this point and asks that you continue these efforts and comply with the State Board’s new restrictions on outdoor water use. Bakman Water Company also offers information on plumbing retrofit programs and have educational booklets on water conservation. Call our office today to ask about free water-saving plumbing fixtures and we will even help with resetting sprinkler times to match the drought watering schedule. By taking a few easy steps now, we can all help prevent future shortages and ensure clean, affordable water for generations to come.

Governor Brown has called on all Californians to reduce their water use by 20 percent and prevent water waste - visit to find out how everyone can do their part, and visit to learn more about how California is dealing with the effects of the drought.


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Bakman Water Company
P.O. Box 7965
Fresno, CA 93747
Phone: 559-255-0324
Fax: 559-255-3291

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