Report Water Waste

Broken Sprinkler

To report water waste violations in the City of Santa Barbara please fill out the form below. You may also call the Water Conservation Hotline at (805) 564-5460 or email WConservation@SantaBarbaraCA.gov.

The City currently has Stage 2 Water Shortage regulations and also prohibits wasting water at all times. Wasting water is defined as any excessive, unnecessary or unwarranted use of water, including, but not limited to: any use which causes significant runoff beyond the boundaries of property served by a meter; failure to repair any leak or rupture in any water pipes, faucets, valves, plumbing fixtures or other water service appliances within 72 hours after notice by the City; and irrigation during and for a period of 48 hours after a measurable rainfall event (a measurable rainfall event means rainfall of one-quarter inch or more during a 24 hour period).

Please upload a picture(s) or video if possible; this is crucial to the enforcement process. Please note, the City of Santa Barbara can only enforce violations within the City water service area.


Report Water Waste Form