Extremely low water levels and the lack of rain have two major water agencies asking customers to cut back.
The City of Roseville is asking residents for 20 percent conservation that means eliminating about 80 gallons of water from your daily routine. The San Juan water district, which serves residential and commercial areas - including Citrus Heights, Orangevale and Fair Oaks -, is asking water customers to eliminate outside water use completely.
The San Juan Water District board will meet Wednesday night to approve the restriction as a way to save water. Grassy green fields could soon be a thing of the pastand green front lawns may soon turn to patches of yellow.
"I try to just water for maybe five minutes once a week," Folsom resident Mike Grimm said.
Residential and commercial customers who get their water from the San Juan Water District are already being asked to cut water use by 20 percent.
"The reason for this is the Folsom Lake level is dropping significantly low," San Juan Water District General Manager Shauna Lorance said.
Water experts said because of the lack of precipitation, this year could be the worst drought ever and asking customers to conserve water is critical.
"Right now, it's winter time, so irrigation is relatively minimal anyway," Lorance said.
Those impacted by the outdoor water restriction would include people in Citrus Heights, Fair Oaks and a portion of the city of Folsom.
"If I have to cut back to zero and the yard turns yellow, that's just the way it goes," Grimm said.
City parks could also go without water. The drastic measures could be a sign of what to expect if these dry conditions linger.
"If it remains dry and we don't see any significant precipitation, I fully expect we will be going to significant water emergency stages," Lorance warned.