Conserve to Preserve

California's 2023 water year started with record precipitation, relieving emergency drought conditions across the state. On March 24, 2023, Governor Gavin Newsom issued an executive order lifting some measures that are no longer needed, while maintaining ones that build long-term water resilience.

Using water efficiently during a rainy season is just as important as during a drought. Through simple actions, we can all do our part and help preserve water in a big way.

Watering Guidelines 

To prevent the waste and unreasonable use of water and to promote conservation, each of the following actions are in place:

  • Watering times are between the hours of 6:00pm - 6:00am
  • No irrigation 2 days following 1/4 inch of rainfall
  • No excessive water waste
  • No irrigation of turf or high water use plants within public street medians and parkways
  • No irrigation of turf at commercial, industrial, and institutional sites.
  • Vehicle washing is to be done with a hose equipped with an automatic shut-off nozzle
  • No washing down of hard surfaces
  • Fountains must use recirculated water
  • Restaurants are only to serve water to guest upon request
  • Hotels and motels must offer the option to refuse laundry service to save water
  • Swimming pools are to be covered when not in use for extended periods of time
  • Homeowner’s associations and cities cannot fine homeowners trying to conserve