Stage 3 - Severe Water Shortage Conditions

Water Use Restrictions

  1. Irrigation of landscaped areas shall be limited to designated watering days between the hours of midnight and 10 a.m. and between 8 p.m. and midnight and shall be by means of hand-held hoses, hand-held buckets, drip irrigation, or permanently installed automatic sprinkler system only. The use of hose-end sprinklers is prohibited at all times.
  2. Use of water to wash any motor vehicle, motorbike, boat, trailer, airplane, or other vehicle not occurring on the premises of a commercial car wash and commercial service stations and not in the immediate interest of public health, safety and welfare is prohibited. Further, such vehicle washing at commercial car washes and commercial service stations shall occur only between the hours of 6 a.m. and 10 a.m. and between 6 p.m. and 10 p.m.
  3. The filling, refilling, or adding water of water to swimming pools, wading pools, and Jacuzzi-type pools is prohibited.
  4. No application for new, additional, expanded, or increased-in-size water service connections, meters, service lines, pipeline extensions, mains, or water service facilities of any kind shall be approved, and time limits for approval of such applications are hereby suspended for such time as this drought response stage or a higher-numbered stage shall be in effect.
  5. The use of water for construction purposes from designated fire hydrants under special permit is to be discontinued.
  6. All restaurants are prohibited from serving water to patrons except upon request.