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Level 2 Restrictions


Level 2 Water Supply Shortage

On July 12, 2016, the City Council implemented a Level Two Mandatory Water-Conservation Requirement (NBMC 14.16.080). In addition to the permanent restrictions (NBMC 14.16.040) already in place, some key restrictions of Level Two are:

  • No automatic irrigation shall be allowed between 9:00 a.m. and 5:00 p.m.
  • Restricted irrigation to three days per week April through October and one day a week November through March.
    • Your watering days are assigned based on your water route. 
    • To find your watering day(s) please use the address search feature.
  • Reduce current water use by 15 percent of the same billing period in 2013.
    • For those without 2013 data then a baseline can be established using a similar property.
  • Fix water leaks within 48 hours
  • May not fill or refill swimming pools or spas more than six inches per week.

Permanent Water Restrictions

Prohibited for Everyone

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

Required for Water Suppliers

  • Notify customers about leaks that are within the customer's control
  • Report on water use, compliance and enforcement

Required for Business

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

For more information, please contact our water conservation hotline (949-644-3388) to speak with a staff member.


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