Statewide Restrictions

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Per Governor Brown's Executive Orders and regulations enacted by the State Water Resources Control Board, all residents and businesses in California are prohibited from:

  • Using potable water to wash sidewalks and driveways;
  • Allowing runoff when irrigating with potable water;
  • Using hoses with no shutoff nozzles to wash cars;
  • Using potable water in decorative water features that do not recirculate the water;
  • Irrigating outdoors during and within 48 hours following measureable rainfall;
  • Irrigation with potable water of ornamental turf on public street medians; and
  • Irrigation with potable water outside of newly constructed homes and buildings that is inconsistent with regulations or other requirements established by the California Building Standards Commission and the Department of Housing and Community Development.

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