Drought Response

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Stage 1 Water Restrictions (effective 7/16/17):



  • Waste of water is prohibited. Waste includes allowing water to puddle or run off a property, operating a sprinkler system with broken or misaligned heads, and failing to repair leaks.
  • Irrigation with hose-end sprinklers is allowed only one day per week on the designated weekday from midnight to 10 am and 8 pm to midnight.  
  • Irrigation with automatic sprinkler irrigation systems is allowed only one day per week between the hours of 8:00 p.m. on the designated weekday and 8:00 a.m. on the following day.
  • Irrigation with soaker hose and drip irrigation system is allowed on any day and at any time.
  • Irrigation with hand-held bucket or hand-held hose is allowed on any day and at any time.
  • Irrigation of plants in inventory at commercial nurseries is allowed on any day and at any time.
  • Irrigation of vegetable gardens using hand-held bucket, hand-held hose, soaker hose or drip irrigation is allowed on any day and at any time. 
  • Charity car washes are prohibited unless held at a commercial car wash. 
  • Non-commercial vehicle washing is is allowed one day per week and must be done using a hand-held bucket or a hand-held hose equipped with a positive shutoff device.
  • Commercial vehicle washing is allowed on any day and at any time.
  • Swimming pools located outdoors should be covered when not in use to minimize evaporative losses.
  • Operation of non-recirculating aesthetic water features is prohibited. 
  • Washing of impervious surfaces is allowed only one day per week. 
  • Foundation watering using drip system, soaker hose or hand-held hose is allowed only one day per week.  
  • Other non-essential water uses are allowed but all reasonable measures shall be taken to limit the use.