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Stage 3: Water Warning

  • Water shall be used for beneficial purposes only; all unnecessary and wasteful uses of water are prohibited.
  • Water shall be confined to the customer’s property and shall not be allowed to run-off to adjoining properties or to the roadside ditch or gutter. Care shall be taken not to water past the point of saturation.
  • Free-flowing hoses for all uses are prohibited. Automatic shut-off devices shall be attached on any hose or filling apparatus in use.
  • Leaking customer pipes or faulty sprinklers shall be repaired within five (5) working days or less if warranted by the severity of the problem.
  • All pools, spas, and ornamental fountains/ponds shall be equipped with a recirculation pump and shall be constructed to be leak-proof. Pool draining and refilling shall be allowed only for health, maintenance, or structural considerations.
  • Washing streets, parking lots, driveways, sidewalks, or buildings, except as necessary for health, esthetic or sanitary purposes, is prohibited.
  • Customers are encouraged to take advantage of the water agency’s conservation programs and rebates.
  • Reduce landscape and pasture irrigation by 11 to 25%. Customers with “smart” irrigation timers or controllers are asked to set their controllers to achieve 75 to 89% of the evapotranspiration (ET) rate. Drip irrigation systems are excluded from this requirement.
  • Reduce indoor water use by 11 to 25%. Contact your water provider for tips and techniques to reduce indoor water use.
  • Users of construction meters and fire hydrant meters will be monitored for efficient water use.
  • Restaurants shall serve water only upon request.