Level 2 Water Supply Shortage
On July 12, 2016, the City Council implemented a Level Two Mandatory Water-Conservation Requirement (NBMC 14.16.080). In addition to the permanent restrictions (NBMC 14.16.040) already in place, some key restrictions of Level Two are:
- No automatic irrigation shall be allowed between 9:00 a.m. and 5:00 p.m.
- Restricted irrigation to three days per week April through October and one day a week November through March.
- Your watering days are assigned based on your water route.
- To find your watering day(s) please use the address search feature.
- Reduce current water use by 15 percent of the same billing period in 2013.
- For those without 2013 data then a baseline can be established using a similar property.
- Fix water leaks within 48 hours
- May not fill or refill swimming pools or spas more than six inches per week.
Permanent Water Restrictions
Prohibited for Everyone
- Using potable water to irrigate ornamental turf on public street medians
- Using portable water to irrigate landscapes of new homes and buildings inconsistent with CBSC & DHCD requirements
- Using outdoor irrigation during and 48 hours following measurable rain
- Using potable water in decorative water features that do not recirculate the water
- Using hoses with no shutoff nozzles to wash vehicles
- Runoff when irrigating with potable water
- Using potable water to wash sidewalks & driveways
Required for Water Suppliers
- Notify customers about leaks that are within the customer's control
- Report on water use, compliance and enforcement
Required for Business
- Hotels and Motels must provide guests with the option of not having towels and linens laundered daily
- Restaurants and other food service establishments can only serve water to customers on request
For more information, please contact our water conservation hotline (949-644-3388) to speak with a staff member.