Water Conservation Regulations

Published on June 07, 2022

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The City is required to comply with drinking water quality standards as well other regulations that the State may issue from time to time. On January 18, 2022, the State adopted an emergency regulation for water conservation that will remain in effect for one year.

The emergency regulation prohibits the following:

  • Applying water to outdoor landscapes resulting in more than incidental runoff
  • Washing vehicles without an automatic shutoff nozzle
  • Washing impervious areas
  • Street cleaning or construction site prep
  • Decorative fountains, lakes, or ponds without recirculation systems
  • Irrigating turf within 48 hours of one fourth of an inch (¼”) of rainfall
  • Irrigating turf on public medians
The City has a water conservation ordinance with permanent requirements. The ordinance also prohibits the following:
  • Limits watering hours. Irrigating with potable water is prohibited between the hours of 9 a.m. and 6 p.m. on any day except by use of a hand-held bucket, water shut-off nozzle or device.
  • Limits watering duration. Irrigating with potable water using a landscape irrigation system is limited to no more than fifteen (15) minutes per day per station.
  • Obligation to fix leaks, breaks, or malfunctions within 3 days of being noticed.
  • Drinking water served only by request from eating and drinking establishments.
  • Commercial Lodging establishments must provide option to not launder linen daily.
  • No installation of single pass cooling systems or non-re-circulating commercial car wash and laundry systems.
  • Restaurants are required to use water conserving dish wash spray valves.