Water Conservation & Restrictions : Stage 1 Mandatory Conservation Schedule

Stage 1 Mandatory Conservation Schedule 

In the event of Stage 1 Conditions, the following mandatory Demand Management Response Measures shall be taken in an effort to achieve a twenty percent (20%) reduction in daily water demand:

(a) Residential Users shall limit landscape irrigation use to not more than two times per week in accordance with the following mandatory watering schedule:

 Residential Street Address  Authorized Watering Days
   Odd-Numbered Addresses   Tuesday and/or Saturday
  Even–Numbered Addresses   Wednesday and/or Sunday


1. Automated sprinkler systems shall be operated only between 12:01 a.m. and 7:00 a.m. on the authorized watering days.

2. Hose-end sprinklers shall be operated only before 10:00 a.m. and after 7:00 p.m. on the authorized watering days.

3. Hand watering is permissible before 10:00 a.m. or after 7:00 p.m. on any day.

(b) Commercial, municipal and all other non-residential Users are subject to the following mandatory landscape irrigation use watering schedule:

Tuesday and/or Friday only, and only between 12:01 a.m. and 7:00 a.m. on such days.

(c) Non-essential water uses shall be curtailed as follows:  

1. The installation of new landscaping plants and turf grass is discouraged;

2. The hosing or washing of buildings or paved areas such as driveways, sidewalks, parking lots or other impervious surfaces is discouraged except to alleviate an immediate health or safety hazard;

3. The watering of the ground around foundations is prohibited except in compliance with the Stage 1 watering schedule;

4. The filling, draining and refilling of swimming pools, wading pools, jacuzzis and hot tubs is discouraged except to maintain structural integrity, proper operation and maintenance or to alleviate a public safety risk;

5. Washing of any motor vehicle, motorbike, boat, trailer, airplane or other vehicle is limited to the use of a hand-held bucket or a hand-held hose with a positive shutoff nozzle. Vehicle washing may be done at any time on the immediate premises of a commercial vehicle wash facility or commercial service station;

(d) The General Manager will initiate contact as appropriate with wholesale water customers, to discuss water supply and/or demand conditions and the possibility or implementation of pro rata curtailment of water supplies.

Supply Management Measures –

1. The District will enforce all water use restrictions prescribed for Stage 1 Conditions.

2. The District will target reductions in water loss.

3. The District will pull data logs on the top one-half percent (½%) of residential water users and evaluate compliance with Stage 1 restrictions.

For complete details on revised drought stages and restrictions, read the updated BCMUD Drought Contingency and Emergency Water Management Plan.