State Mandates

The State of California has prohibited the following practices that are applicable to EVERYONE:

  • Irrigating in a way that causes runoff
  • Irrigating 48 hours before or after a measurable rain event
  • Using a hose without an automatic shutoff nozzle to wash a vehicle
  • Using a hose to clean hardscape surfaces
  • Fountains that do not recirculate water
  • Irrigating ornamental turf on public street medians
  • Restaurants serving water to their customers unless the customer requests it
  • Hotels and motels must offer their guests the option to not have their linens and towels laundered daily, and prominently display this option in each guest room
  • Using potable (drinkable) water to wash sidewalks and driveways
  • Irrigation with potable water outside of newly constructed homes and buildings that is not delivered by drip or microspray systems

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Learn more about the State Emergency Water Conservation Regulations

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