Water supply conditions have improved statewide. While El Niño did not bring the rains predicted, it did produce sufficient rainfall to positively impact the drought. California may be nearing the end of its worst drought in recorded history; however, the drought is still in effect. Recently the State Water Resources Control Board changed the drought regulations, this time by relaxing them. The City may now revert to its permanent, less restrictive drought regulations, some of which are shown below.
Water Conservation Schedule and Restrictions
- Outdoor watering will be allowed all days of the week except between the hours of 9am to 6pm.
In order to conserve water, the City of South Gate encourages replacing your existing lawn with drought tolerant landscaping. However, the City of South Gate’s codes require that the entire front and side yards must be landscaped with a live plant material.
To assist residents with creating a plan for drought tolerant landscaping, please refer to the County of Los Angeles drought tolerant landscape guidelines. A link to these guidelines can be found here.
Further assistance can be found by visiting the Community Development Department’s Planning Division at City Hall or by calling 323-563-9526.