Water Conservation Ordinance

Effective June 1, 2022, the Water Conservation Ordinance (PDF) states that all properties constructed before January 1, 1994, will need to be inspected and retrofitted at the time of sale, if not already completed prior to a sale, to ensure that they have been updated exclusively with high efficiency plumbing fixtures.


The ordinance applies to properties constructed before January 1, 1994, and is designed to ensure that they have been updated exclusively with high efficiency plumbing fixtures. This ordinance is inclusive for all existing residential and mobile homes, commercial, and industrial buildings. An inspection performed by a licensed plumbing contractor that states all plumbing fixtures are retrofitted is required to receive a Water Conservation Certificate. 

The program’s purposes are to reduce water consumption within the City of Morgan Hill through conservation, enable effective water supply planning, assure reasonable and beneficial use of water, prevent waste of water, and maximize the efficient use of water.

Resources are available from Valley Water to support property owners in getting their homes into compliance. Additionally, Valley Water can provide tips and resources to save water, energy, and money for appliances such as clothes washers, dishwashers, and toilets. Visit Valley Water to see what kinds of water conservation devices may be applicable to your home.


Financial Assistance Programs

 Toilet Replacement Program

  • Are you a part of the PG&E Energy Savings Assistance Program? That means you are also eligible to receive a free high efficient toilet to replace your toilet(s) 1.6 gallons per flush or greater.
  • A maximum of 3 toilets may be replaced per household.
  • Full toilet replacement is required to meet the provisions of the Water Conservation Inspection Ordinance. No retrofit kit upgrades or flapper replacements will be accepted. 
  • Replacements are available until funds are depleted. 
  • To apply and for more details reach out to Valley Water's Water Conservation Program.