Drought conditions!
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.

Watering Index

What is the Watering Index?

  • An easy guide to using your irrigation controller when watering your yard.
  • Inform you of how much water your yard requires.
  • Provide you with monthly values that will adjust the time your yard is watered.

On the 1st of each month change the % key on your controller to the appropriate value for the month:

March 50%
April 70%
May 90%
June 100%
July 100%
August 90%
September 70%
October 50%

November is time to shut off your irrigation system for the winter!

November is time to shut off your irrigation system for the winter!

Where do the WI values come from?

  • These are percentages based on historical plant water needs data (evapotranspiration).
  • http://wwwcimis.water.ca.gov/cimis/welcome.jsp
  • Program designed by John Wynn.

What are the benefits of participating?

  • Using less water can result in:
  • Lower water bills
  • Less mowing because excess water accelerates lawn growth.
  • Less fertilizer because excess water can leach fertilizer from the root zone.
  • Less runoff onto sidewalks, driveways, etc.
  • Aid in water conservation.

Contact the Water Resources Association (WRA) at 637-4378 so you can:

  • Determine if your controller will work with the program.
  • Receive a free home water survey that includes a leak check, showerheads and faucet aerators (installed), hose nozzle, water softener assistance.
  • Receive free help from WRA personnel with setting up your irrigation schedule.