Stage 1 Mandatory
Water Conservation Measures
Effective July 26, 2016
The following Stage 1 mandatory water conservation measures are set forth in the District’s Rules and Regulations:
Limits on Watering Hours: Watering or irrigating of lawn, landscape, or other vegetated areas with potable water is prohibited between the hours of 8:00 A.M. and 5:00 P.M.
Limit on Watering Days: Water or irrigating of lawn, landscape, or other vegetated areas with potable water is limited to three (3) days per week. This provision does not apply to landscape irrigation zones that exclusively use very low-flow drip type irrigation systems when no emitter produces more than two (2) gallons of water per hour. This provision also does not apply to watering or irrigating by use of a hand-held bucket or similar container, a hand-held hose equipped with a positive self-closing water shut-off nozzle or device, or for very short periods of time for the express purpose of adjusting or repairing an irrigation system.
Limit on Watering Duration: Watering or irrigating of lawn, landscape, or other vegetated areas with potable water using a landscape irrigation system or a watering device is limited to no more than fifteen (15) minutes watering per day per station.
No Excessive Water Flow or Runoff: Watering or irrigating of any lawn, landscape, or other vegetated areas in a manner that causes or allows excessive water flow or runoff onto an adjoining sidewalk, driveway, street, alley, gutter, or ditch is prohibited.
No Washing Down Hard or Paved Surfaces: Washing down hard or paved surfaces, including but not limited to sidewalks, walkways, driveways, parking areas, tennis courts, patios, or alleys, is prohibited except when necessary to alleviate safety or sanitary hazards.
Obligation to Fix Leaks, Breaks, or Malfunctions: All breaks, leaks, or other malfunctions in the water user’s plumbing or distribution system for any period of time after such escape of water should have reasonably been discovered and corrected and in no event more than five (5) days after receiving written notice from the District is prohibited.
Limits on Washing Vehicles: Using water to wash or clean a vehicle, including but not limited to any automobile, truck, van, bus, motorcycle, boat, or trailer, is prohibited, except by use of a hand-held hose equipped with a self-closing water shut-off nozzle. This subsection does not apply to any commercial car washing facility.
Limits on Watering Following Precipitation/Rainfall: Watering or irrigating of lawn, landscape, or other vegetated area with potable water within forty-eight (48) hours following measurable precipitation is prohibited.
Re-circulating Water Required for Water Fountains and Decorative Water Features: Operating a water fountain or other decorative water feature that does not use re-circulated water is prohibited.
No Irrigating Ornamental Turf on Public Street Medians: Irrigating ornamental turf on public street medians with potable water is prohibited.
No Installation of Single Pass Cooling Systems Water System: Installation of single pass cooling systems is prohibited in buildings requesting new water service.
Drinking Water Served Upon Request Only: Eating or drinking establishments, including but not limited to a restaurant, hotel, cafe, cafeteria, bar, or other public place where food or drinks are sold, served, or offered for sale, will not provide drinking water to any person unless expressly requested.
Option to Decline Daily Linen Services at Commercial Lodging Establishments: Hotels, motels, and other commercial lodging establishments are encouraged to provide customers the option of not having towels and linen laundered daily.