It doesn’t matter if it rained yesterday or if it’s raining right now, as of May 20, 2015, outdoor watering is limited to twice a week for all Vallecitos Water District customers. We are currently in a Drought Level 2 and must abide by the corresponding restrictions. (see below)
Mandatory Level 2 Drought Water Conservation Requirements:
- Residential and commercial landscape irrigation will be limited to no more than two unassigned days per week and no more than once a week from November through May. (Excludes commercial growers and nurseries).
- Irrigation using sprinklers will be limited to no more than 8 minutes per watering station per day. (Systems using water-efficient devices are excluded).
- Stop washing down pavements, sidewalks, driveways, parking lots, tennis courts or patios.
- Prevent water waste associated with inefficient landscape irrigation, as well as flows onto non-targeted areas such as nearby properties, hardscapes, or roadways.
- Irrigate only before 10 a.m. and after 6 p.m.
- Use a hand-held hose equipped with a positive shut-off nozzle or bucket to irrigate landscapes not connected to an automatic system.
- Stop operation of ornamental fountains, unless re-circulated water is used.
- Wash vehicles using a bucket or hand-held hose with positive shut-off nozzle, mobile high pressure/low volume wash system or at a commercial site that re-circulates water onsite.
- Serve and refill water in restaurants only upon request. Offer guests of commercial lodging the option of not laundering towels and linens daily.
- Repair all water leaks within 48 hours of notification by the Vallecitos Water District.
- Outdoor watering is prohibited during and up to 48 hours after a measureable rain event.
- Potable water may not be used to irrigate ornamental turf within public street right of ways,
including adjacent landscape strips.
For more drought restriction information, go to www.vwd.org/Drought or call (760) 744-0460.
To report water waste, go to www.vwd.org/WaterWaste.
Note: All funds supporting the San Diego County Drought Tolerant Landscaping Rebates have been exhausted and are no longer available.