Water Conservation / Drought Plan

City Water Conservation / Drought Plan has changed
   
Originally Effective Dec. 1, 2013
Updated September 9, 2014

  
 Time of Day Restrictions:

All irrigation is prohibited during the time period 10 a.m. to 6 p.m. from April 1 through October 31 each year.  Water Use Restrictions. Under threat of penalty for violation, the following mandatory water use restrictions shall apply during a Stage 1 Drought Response.

Irrigation:

Landscape watering is limited to mandatory maximum two-days-per-week based on
the last digit of the service address.
 
1. Even-numbered addresses (ending in 0, 2, 4, 6, or 8) water Tuesdays and Saturdays only.
 
2. Odd-numbered addresses (ending in 1, 3, 5, 7, or 9) water Wednesdays and Sundays 
    only.
 
3. Properties having multiple addresses will be identified by the lowest address number. If 
    no number exists, the Director or his/her designee will assign one.

4. Watering by use of a hand-held hose with attached positive shutoff spray nozzle is 
    allowed for up to one hour on any day but not from 10 a.m. to 6 p.m.
 
5. Landscape watering will not be permitted on Mondays, Thursdays, or Fridays except for 
    hand-held hoses as described above.
 
6. Recommend irrigation of landscaped areas by means of hand-held hose with attached 
     positive shutoff spray nozzle, soaker hose, bucket, or drip irrigation system.
 
7. Recommend leaving automated irrigation system controllers turned off when not 
     watering.
 
8. Watering only one-day-per-week is encouraged.

Vehicle Wash:

1. Use of water to wash any motor vehicle, motorbike, boat, trailer, airplane or other 
     vehicle is prohibited, except on designated landscape watering days or at a commercial 
     car wash facility.
 
2. Such washing, when done, shall be with a hose with a positive shutoff nozzle and/or 
     buckets for hand washing.
 
3. Commercial car washing may continue on any day.

4. Fund raiser car washes are prohibited unless held at a commercial car wash facility.

5. City staff will reduce car washing to the extent practical for business operations given 
     the need for health, safety and welfare considerations.

Foundations:
 
Foundations may be watered up to two hours on the designated watering days as
prescribed for Stage (1) irrigation. Watering of foundations should be accomplished by
soaker hose, hand-held hose with positive shutoff, spray nozzle or drip systems.
 
Golf Course and Athletic Field Irrigation:

Maintenance personnel must use the twice weekly watering schedule prescribed in Stage 1
of this Plan for fairways and athletic fields.  Tee boxes and greens may be watered on Tuesday, Wednesday, Saturday and Sunday though watering should be kept at a level that meets only minimum requirements.

Filling Pools and Hot Tubs:

Filling pools and hot tubs is prohibited except for required
maintenance and repair or new construction. Loss due to evaporation may be replaced.
 
Cool Season Grass Overseeding:

Installation of cool season grasses for aesthetic purposes is prohibited. Overseeding of grasses for erosion control is permitted for up to 30 days only with a written variance from the Director (see Section 11.0 of Drought Plan).
 
Non-essential Use:

The following uses of water are defined as non-essential and are prohibited
in Stage 1 and all subsequent stages:
 
1. Washing sidewalks, walkways, driveways, parking lots, tennis courts or other hardsurfaced 
     areas other than for human health and safety.

2. Washing buildings or structures for purposes other than immediate fire protection 
     or in preparation for painting.
 
3. Use of water for dust control.

4. Flushing gutters or permitting water to run or accumulate in any gutter or street.
 
5. Operation of free-flowing hoses for any purpose.
 
6. Operation of any equipment or device that uses water for recreation purposes (e.g. 
     slides, bounce houses, etc.)

7. Obvious water waste including but not limited to: water ponding in a parking lot or 
     driveway, water ponding or running down the street, broken sprinkler equipment, 
     unattended free flowing hoses or unrepaired leaks.