Water Waste Prohibitions & Water Use Reduction Measures

Water should be used reasonably and productively at all times.

The following Water Waste Prohibitions and Water Use Reduction Measures are currently in effect for all customers.

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Water Waste Prohibitions ​• Customers are to repair major water leaks immediately and minor water leaks within twenty-four (24) hours of discovery
​• Customers are prohibited from watering lawns in a manner that causes runoff
​• Customers are prohibited from watering lawns within 48 hours of rain
​• Customers are prohibited from using potable water to irrigate turf on public street medians
​• Customers are prohibited from hosing off sidewalks, driveways, or other hardscapes except as necessary for immediate safety or sanitary hazards
​• Customers are prohibited from running fountains or other decorative water features unless connected to a recirculating system
​• Customers are prohibited from washing automobiles with hoses not equipped with an automatic shut-off nozzle
• Restaurants and other food service establishments are to serve and re-fill water only upon customer request
• Operators of hotels and motels are to provide guests the option not to have towels and linens laundered daily
  Water Use Reduction Measures
Irrigation • Customers are to restrict landscape irrigation with sprinklers to no more than 2 days per week between the hours of 6:00 pm and 9:00 am. A 30-day grace period is extended to customers establishing new lawns
• Customers can choose which days to run irrigation systems
• Customers are encouraged to limit lawn watering and landscape irrigation using sprinklers to no more than ten (10) minutes per watering station per day. This recommendation does not apply to landscape irrigation systems using water efficient devices, including but not limited to weather-based controllers, drip/micro-irrigation systems and stream rotor sprinklers
Fountains and Pools • Customers are encouraged to stop filling or re-filling pools, ornamental lakes and/or ponds, except to the extent needed to sustain aquatic life
Commercial, Industrial, and Institutional
• Customers are prohibited from watering non-functional lawns in commercial, industrial, and institutional areas, including common areas of homeowners' associations (HOAs). 
• Customers are prohibited from irrigating with potable water landscapes outside newly constructed homes and buildings in a manner inconsistent with regulations or other requirements established by the California Building Standards Commission and the Department of Housing and Community Development. See the Model Water Efficient Landscape Ordinance for more information.