Relevant to most residents under the Drought Alert stage are the restrictions that mandate assigned watering days, which are dependent on your address. There are also restrictions on what time of day residents can water and how long they can water:
Assigned watering days
Residences with odd-numbered addresses: Water only on Sundays, Tuesdays & Thursdays Residences with even-numbered addresses: Water only on Saturdays, Mondays & Wednesdays Apartments, condos & businesses: Water only on Mondays, Wednesdays & Fridays Time of day and time limits
From Nov. 1 through May 31, water only between 4 pm and 10 am for only 7 minutes at each station when using a standard sprinkler system.
From June 1 through Oct. 31, water only between 6 pm and 10 am for only 10 minutes at each station when using a standard sprinkler system.
Other water use restrictions : Use a hand-held hose equipped with a positive shut-off nozzle or timed sprinkler system to water landscaped areas. • Stop operation of ornamental fountains, except to the extent needed for maintenance purposes.
The washing of automobiles, trucks, trailers, airplanes and other types of transportation equipment is only allowed during the following times: – Between 4 pm and 10 am from Nov. 1 to May 31. – Between 6 pm and 10 am from June 1 through Oct. 31. • Washing is permitted at any time at a commercial car wash. •
No irrigation is allowed during rain events. Potted plants, non-commercial vegetable gardens and fruit trees may be irrigated on any day during the following times: – Between 4 pm and 10 am from Nov. 1 through May 31 – Between 6 pm and 10 am from June 1 through Oct. 31.
Irrigation is permitted any day at any time as follows: – As required by a landscape permit. – For erosion control. – For establishment, repair or renovation of public use fields for schools and parks. – For landscape establishment following a disaster.
Read more at: http://www.sdcwa.org/drought-response
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