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Regional Water Executes YELLOW Action Level MANDATORY Water Restrictions


  1. Outdoor watering or irrigation of lawns is prohibited.
  2. Outdoor watering of any kind is prohibited between the hours of 8:00 a.m. and 8:00 p.m. daily.
  3. Water or irrigation of flower and vegetable gardens, trees and shrubs less than 4 years old, and new seeding or sod is permitted once per week with an application not to exceed one inch.
  4. Car washing is prohibited except in commercial establishments that provide that service. In these cases, hours of use will be restricted to 8:00 am to 8:00 PM.
  5. No water shall be used to fill private/residential swimming pools, children's wading pools, reflecting pools, or any other outdoor pool or pond.
  6. No water shall be used to wash streets, parking lots, driveways, sidewalks, or building exteriors.
  7. Large volume water users, including industries, motels, hotels, and eating establishments may be requested to scale back services.
  8. Schools will be required to cancel their physical education activities and inter-scholastic competitions that require showers or attract crowds and take other actions to reduce water consumption at sport complex.
  9. Water shall be served at restaurants only upon the request of the customer.

Water reclaimed or recycled after some primary use, such as water that has been used for washing or cooling, may be used without restriction. Additionally, water derived from other sources other than the city water utility, such as water condensed from the atmosphere by air conditioners or collected from rain or snow, may be used without restriction.