The State announced Friday that because of record dry conditions in California, the State Water Project would provide only 5% of the water to its water contract users. While Yountville does not rely on the State Water Project, other agencies in the valley such as American Canyon, Napa, and Calistoga do. Those agencies will have to find water from other sources, including local reservoirs and stricter conservation measures. This is a telling indicator of how valuable our local water source, Rector Reservoir, is and a stern reminder that water conservation remains the utmost priority to the residents and businesses in Yountville.
Please be mindful of your personal water use, as every drop will make a difference as the drought creeps into the extreme category.