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San Diego’s New Water Restrictions

Tuesday, July 7th, 2015

San Diego's New Water Restrictions

July 7, 2015

San Diego has been in drought over the past 10 years, but the last four years have been the worst drought in California history. New regulations have been implemented in San Diego County, which will restrict how homeowners can water lawns and landscaping, wash their cars, and run ornamental water features. According to San Diego’s new water restrictions laid out by Governor Jerry Brown, water usage must be reduced by 25% across the state of California. In most San Diego County water districts these restrictions have gone from voluntary to mandatory as of July 1, 2015. The water conservation restrictions can be confusing because they may vary slightly between the respective water districts (click here to view) but most follow or are quite similar to state restriction guidelines as follows:

  • Lawns may only be watered twice a week, between the hours of 6 pm and 10 am for a maximum of five minutes per station
  • No watering of lawns within 48 hours of measurable precipitation
  • No use of water to hose off driveways and walkways
  • Using only automatic shutoff nozzles for washing cars and watering plants
  • Only using decorative fountains that recirculate water
  • Immediately fixing leaks within 72 hours