Tips, Regulations and Scheduling


The following is a limited list of outdoor water use rules and regulations:

  • No hose washing of sidewalks, driveways, patios, decks, houses or other hard surfaces except when needed to protect public health and safety (permits are available upon request).
  • Landscape watering shall be done before 9 a.m. and after 6 p.m. from April 1st through November 1st.
  • Follow the alternate day watering schedule (even/odd):
    • If your address ends in an odd number, you may water on odd calendar dates: 1st, 3rd, 5th, etc.
    • If your address ends in an even number, you may water on even calendar dates: 2nd, 4th, 6th, etc.
  • No outdoor watering during, or within 48 hours following, measurable precipitation.
  • All irrigation systems must be shut off and winterized November 1st through April 1st.
  • Water should be used reasonably and productively at all times.
  • All water leaks must be repaired once detected.
  • Water must be kept from running off onto adjacent properties, public or private roadways, and streets.
  • Automatic shut-off nozzles must be used on hand-held hoses.
  • Washing vehicles must be done with a bucket and a hose with an automatic shut-off nozzle.
  • There shall be no use of water from fire hydrants, except for fire protection and approved construction purposes.
  • Turf (grass) shall be limited to 25% of the landscaped area or 1,000 square feet, whichever is less. View a full list of landscape regulations
  • Temporary watering exemptions are available, but you must obtain a water permit.


Download a copy of the DWP’s Water Conservation Policy.

View additional Landscape Regulations

Report Water Waste

909-866-LEAK or 909-866-5050, ext. 268

Save Water Report (allows you to find reporting information across the state)

If you have questions, would like more information, or conservation tips, please contact the Conservation Department.

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