Water Use Guidelines

Water waste is prohibited.  Water use is intended for beneficial purposes only.

Water Waste Defined.

Prohibited water waste includes, but is not limited to:

Applying more water than is reasonably necessary to establish and maintain a healthy landscape. Routine watering of turf shall be limited to three days per week, except for water for up to 21 days to establish new turf sod or seed.

Watering with spray irrigation between the hours of 10:00 a.m. and 6:00 p.m. during the period from May 1 to October 1, except for the following uses:

  • Watering for up to 21 days to establish turf from seed or sod.

  • Watering new plant material such as flowers, trees, and shrubs on the day of planting.

  • Watering which is essential to preserve turf subject to heavy public use.

  • Operating an irrigation system for installation, repair or reasonable maintenance, so long as the system is attended throughout the operation.

Watering landscaped areas during rain or high wind.

Applying water intended for irrigation to an impervious surface, such as a street, parking lot, alley, sidewalk or driveway.

Using water instead of a broom or mop to clean outdoor impervious surfaces such as sidewalks, driveways, and patios, except when cleaning is necessary for public health or safety reasons or when other cleaning methods are impractical.

Allowing water to pool or flow across the ground into any drainage way, street, alley or storm drain.

Failing to repair, for more than five (5) business days after you receive notice of leaking or damaged irrigation components, service lines or other plumbing fixtures.

Washing vehicles with a hose that lacks an automatic shut-off valve.


Water is a precious resource we must have to live, and we can not afford to waste it. Use water wisely…