Water Conservation & Restrictions : Stage 2 Mandatory Conservation Schedule

Stage 2 Mandatory Conservation Schedule

In the event of Stage 2 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: 

Property Address            Recommended 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 am and 7 am on the authorized watering days. 
2.  Hose-end sprinklers shall be operated only before 10:00 am and after 7:00 pm on the authorized watering days.
3.  Hand watering is permissible before 10:00 am or after 7:00 pm on any day.  

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

  • Tuesday and/or Friday only and only between 12:01 am and 7:00 am 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 2 watering schedule;
  4. The filling, draining and refilling of swimming pools, wading pools, jacuzzi 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.