Emergency Conservation Restrictions

Emergency Conservation Regulation (5/18/15)
  • Prohibited for Everyone
  • Required for Water Suppliers
  • Required for Business

Emergency Conservation Regulation (5/18/15)

Prohibited for Everyone

  • Using potable water to irrigate ornamental turf on public street medians
  • Using potable water to irrigate landscapes of new homes & buildings inconsistent with CBSC & DHCD requirements
  • Using outdoor irrigation during & 48 hours following measurable precipitation
  • Using potable water in decorative water features that do not recirculate the water
  • Using hoses with no shutoff nozzles to wash cars
  • Runoff when irrigating with potable water
  • Using potable water to wash sidewalks & driveways

Required for Water Suppliers

  • Achieve designated conservation standard (4%-36%)
  • Notify customers about leaks that are within the customer's control
  • Report on water use, compliance & enforcement

Required for Business

  • Hotels & motels must provide guests with the option of not having towels & linens laundered daily
  • Restaurants & other food service establishments can only serve water to customers on request