State-mandated 32 percent districtwide reduction in water use
1. Expand the Water Conservation Program efforts through public outreach, education, conservation incentives and partnering with local agencies to heighten awareness of the extreme drought, inform the public of measures residential and commercial customers can take to reduce indoor and outdoor water use and curtail wasteful water use.

2. Water leaks in customer-owned plumbing must be stopped or repaired by customers within 72 hours of being notified by CCWD staff.

3. All outdoor irrigation is prohibited between the hours of 9:00 a.m. and 7:00 p.m.

4. Ornamental landscape irrigation with potable water is limited to two days per week according to the following schedule:

• Tuesdays and Saturdays – odd-numbered addresses.
• Wednesdays and Sundays – even-numbered addresses.
• No outdoor watering on Mondays, Thursdays & Fridays

Edible gardens and orchards used as a food supply and newly planted native and other drought-tolerant landscaping may be irrigated one additional day per week at the discretion of property owners.

5. Excessive irrigation that allows water to flow or spray onto adjacent properties, streets or other right-of-ways is prohibited and considered a waste.

6. Washing down sidewalks, driveways, parking areas, building exteriors, tennis courts, patios or other hard surface areas is prohibited, except to alleviate immediate safety or sanitation hazards.

7. Irrigating outdoors during, and within 48 hours after, measurable rainfall is prohibited.

8. Watering of ornamental turf on public street medians is prohibited.

9. Using a hose without an automatic shut-off valve to wash vehicles, boats or trailers is prohibited (these items may only be washed on approved ornamental landscape irrigation days – see #4).

10. Use of potable water in decorative fountains and recreational ponds is prohibited unless the water is recirculated.

11. Filling of new or existing pools is prohibited; however, the topping off of existing pools and spas is allowed. The District encourages pool and spa owners to use covers to prevent evaporative losses.

12. Restaurants and other food establishments shall only serve and refill water for patrons upon request. Restaurant owners are encouraged to use table cards to help convey the conservation message.

13. Hotels and motels must offer their guests the option to not have their linens and towels laundered daily and must prominently display this option in each guest room.

14. Water for irrigation of commercial landscapes, schools and parks shall be reduced by 35%.

15. Raw and potable water deliveries to golf courses may only be used to irrigate tees and greens and will not be provided unless golf courses have maximized their use of available recycled water.

16. If available, treated effluent will be used for dust control as per state regulations (if a dust control permit is issued by the State).

17. No new irrigation meters will be approved.

18. Line flushing will not be performed, except when necessary to comply with state and federal public health and safety requirements for operation of permitted potable water systems.

19. CCWD customers must adhere to all other applicable water conservation requirements mandated by the State of California, including the Governor, the State Water Resources Control Board, and the State Legislature.

20. CCWD staff are authorized to investigate alleged violations of this Ordinance, to make determinations as to whether a violation has occurred, and to issue warning notices and administrative fines under this Ordinance.

Written by CCWD