Water Use Restriction Stages

Details of each Water Use Restriction Stage

Stage I – Voluntary Water Use Restrictions:
Water customers are requested to voluntarily limit the use of water for nonessential purposes and to practice water conservation.

Stage II – Voluntary Water Use Restrictions:

    • Restricted Hours: Outside watering is allowed daily, but only  between 8:00 p.m. and 10:00 a.m.
    • Restricted Days/Hours: Water customers are requested to voluntarily limit the irrigation of landscaped areas with hose-end sprinklers or automatic irrigation systems. Customers are requested to limit outdoor water use to Mondays for water customers with a street address ending with the numbers 1, 2, or 3, Wednesdays for water customers with a street address ending with the numbers 4, 5, or 6, and Fridays for water customers with a street address ending with the numbers 7, 8, 9, or 0. Irrigation of landscaped areas is further limited to the hours of 8:00 p.m. until 10:00 a.m. on designated watering days. However, irrigation of landscaped areas is permitted at any time if it is by means of a hand-held hose, a faucet-filled bucket or watering can of five (5) gallons or less, or drip irrigation system; or
    • Other use that wastes water such as water running down the gutter.

Stage III- Mandatory Water Use Restrictions:

    • Irrigation of landscaped areas with hose-end sprinklers or automatic irrigation systems shall be limited to Mondays for water customers with a street address ending with the numbers 1, 2, or 3, Wednesdays for water customers with a street address ending with the numbers 4, 5, or 6, and Fridays for water customers with a street address ending with the numbers 7, 8, 9, or 0. Irrigation of landscaped areas is further limited to the hours of 8:00 p.m. until 10:00 a.m. on designated watering days. However, irrigation of landscaped areas is permitted at any time if it is by means of a hand-held hose, a faucet-filled bucket or watering can of five (5) gallons or less, or drip irrigation system.
    • Use of water to wash any motor vehicle, motorbike, boat, trailer, airplane or other vehicle is prohibited except on designated watering days between the hours of 8:00 p.m. and 10:00 a.m. Such washing, when allowed, shall be done with a hand-held bucket or a hand-held hose equipped with a positive shutoff nozzle for quick rinses. Vehicle washing may be done at any time on the immediate premises of a commercial car wash or commercial service station. Further, such washing may be exempted from these regulations if the health, safety, and welfare of the public are contingent upon frequent vehicle cleansing, such as garbage trucks and vehicles used to transport food and perishables.
    • Use of water to fill, refill, or add to any indoor or outdoor swimming pools, wading pools, or hot tubs is prohibited except on designated watering days between the hours of 8:00 p.m. and 10:00 a.m.
    • Operation of any ornamental fountain or pond for aesthetic or scenic purposes is prohibited except where necessary to support aquatic life or where such fountains or ponds are equipped with a recirculation system.
    • Use of water from hydrants or flush valves shall be limited to maintaining public health, safety, and welfare.
    • Use of water for the irrigation of golf courses, parks, and green belt area is prohibited except by hand-held hose and only on designated watering days between the hours 8:00 p.m. and 10:00 a.m.
    • The following uses of water are defined as nonessential and are prohibited:
      a. wash down of any sidewalks, walkways, driveways, parking lots, tennis courts, or other hard-surfaced areas;
      b. use of water to wash down buildings or structures for purposes other than immediate fire protection;
      c. use of water for dust control;
      d. flushing gutters or permitting water to run or accumulate in any gutter or street;
      e. failure to repair a controllable leak(s) within a reasonable period after having been given notice directing the repair of such leak(s); and
      f. any waste of water.

Stage IV – Mandatory Water Use Restrictions: (all outdoor use of water is prohibited)

    • Irrigation of landscaped areas is absolutely prohibited.
    • Use of water to wash any motor vehicle, motorbike, boat, trailer, airplane or other vehicle is absolutely prohibited

Note: This has been taken from the current water tariff. If there are errors on this page the tariff controls.