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Use water efficiently and conserve whenever possible. Call the WRASBC for a FREE leak check and irrigation assistance.

Water Conservation Guidelines Stage 1 -Voluntary

Outdoor Water Restrictions

  • Landscape watering shall be limited and restricted to no more than three (3) days per week with a duration of fifteen (15) minutes watering per water day per station.
  • No watering of landscaping between the hours of 9am and 5pm by means other than drip irrigation or hand watering with a quick acting positive shut off nozzle.
  • No washing down sidewalks, driveways, or other hardscape surfaces.
  • No watering landscape in a manner that causes runoff to adjacent property, non-irrigated areas, private and public walkways, roadways, or parking lots.
  • No washing of cars without the use of a quick acting, positive shutoff nozzle.
  • No operation of decorative fountains or other water features unless the water is recirculated.


  • Leaks, breaks and malfunctions of irrigation systems and plumbing equipment causing waste of water shall be repaired and corrected within a responsible amount of time.

Prohibitions Affecting Commercial Businesses

  • Restaurants and other food service establishments are requested to serve water on request.
  • Operators of hotels and motels must provide guests with the option of chooshing not to have towels and linens laundered daily and prominently display notice of this option.

Free Literature Available

Free Literature Available Includes…

Water Quality

  • Water Softener information


  • Sunset’s How to Water Your Garden
  • Sunset’s Waterwise Gardening for California
  • Drip Irrigation Guidelines
  • Irrigation Controllers for the Homeowner
  • Selected list of landscaping books available at the San Benito County Library

General Conservation

  • 25 Things You Can Do to Prevent Water Waste
  • Consejos Para Conservar Agua, Energia, y Dinero (Spanish)
  • Flex Your Power “Save Water, Save Energy”

Please contact Water Conservation to request literature via email or phone at: snovack@sbcwd.com or (831) 637-4378.