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Watering Restrictions

    There are four different phases of watering restrictions which the district mails out in post card format as the need to change restrictions dictates. Please click on the links below.

Watering Restrictions
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    Seasonal Limits on Nonessential Outdoor Water Use
    The District will limit nonessential outdoor water use through mandatory restrictions from May 1st through September 30th. All summer outdoor water use, should take place before 9 am and after 5 pm when evaporation and evapotranspiration rates are lower.

    The number of days allowed will be determined based on the previous years Annual Statistical Report information pertaining to residential gallons per capita day and un-accounted for water. (1 or 2 days per week) Other factors could be a cause for tighter restrictions. The District can impose tighter restrictions than is called for in the new withdrawal permit.

    Restricted Nonessential Outdoor Water Uses
    Nonessential outdoor water uses that are subject to mandatory restrictions include:
    • irrigation of lawns via sprinklers or automatic irrigation systems;
    • filling swimming pools;
    • washing of vehicles, except in a commercial car wash or as necessary for operator safety; and
    • washing of exterior building surfaces, parking lots, driveways or sidewalks, except as necessary to apply surface treatments such as paint, preservatives, pavement or cement

    The following uses may be allowed when mandatory restrictions are in place:
    • irrigation to establish a new lawn and new plantings during the months of May and September only;
    • irrigation of public parks and recreational fields before 9 am and after 5 pm;
    • irrigation of gardens, flowers and ornamental plants by means of a hand-held hose or drip irrigation systems; and
    • irrigation of lawns by means of a hand-held hose

    Water uses NOT subject to mandatory restrictions are those required:
    • for health or safety reasons;
    • by regulation;
    • for the production of food and fiber;
    • for the maintenance of livestock; or
    • to meet the core functions of a business (for example, irrigation by golf courses as necessary to maintain tees, greens, and minimal fairway watering, or irrigation by plant nurseries as necessary to maintain stock)

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