- The City recently reduced water conservation requirements from a Stage 2 water supply condition with a 20% water use reduction goal, to a Stage 1 condition with a goal of 10% reduction in water use. This change is based on an increase in the water supply available to Southern California, due to last winter’s significant rainfall in Northern California, which prompted the State of California to allow the City to remove the 20% water use reduction goal altogether. The City recognizes that our region received a low amount of rainfall last winter and continues to experience the effects of drought conditions. Therefore, the City enacted a Stage 1 water supply condition to maintain a 10% water use reduction goal while allowing City water customers an additional day to water landscaping in an effort to minimize the amount of vegetation, especially trees, being lost due to the prolonged reduction in watering. All City water customers must now meet Stage 1 water supply requirements.
- KEY STAGE 1 WATER SUPPLY CONSERVATION RULES
- Landscape irrigation is allowed only on Monday, Wednesday, Friday or Sunday between the hours of 6 p.m. and 8 a.m. and for no more than 15 minutes per station.
- No watering landscape between the hours of 8 a.m. and 6 p.m. Three-week waivers for new landscaping are available by calling (805) 388- 5373.
- Landscape irrigation water must not be allowed to run-off to waste.
- Washing of hard surfaces, such as sidewalks, patios, driveways or parking lots, is prohibited.
- A self-closing shut-off nozzle must be attached to the hose when washing cars, trucks, boats or trailers, etc.
- Water leaks must be repaired within 72 hours of discovery or notification by the City.
- Ornamental fountains must use re-circulated water only. Water may be served only by request wherever food is served. Please note that hand-watering gardens with a hose using an automatic shut-off nozzle is permitted at any time.
Please view 2016- Water Conservation Ordinance, Exhibit A for a complete list of both residential and commercial stage 1 water restrictions. The full text of the City’s Water Conservation Ordinance Chapter 14.12 may be viewed or printed from the City’s website at: Water Conservation Ordinance Chapter 14.12 or click here for a Water Ordinance Summary. Please contact the City Water Division if you have any questions.
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