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Water Restrictions & Permit

The City Code 13.16.205 establishes regulations for outdoor water use year round. Even-numbered addresses may water on even-numbered days, from 6 a.m. to 9 a.m., and 6 p.m. to 9 p.m. Odd-numbered addresses may water on odd-numbered days during the same times. Sprinkling is prohibited citywide 9 p.m. to 6 a.m.

These restrictions apply to the use of automatic devices used to spray or irrigate lawns, gardens, trees or shrubs, such as irrigations systems and lawn sprinklers. Hand-held hoses and drip type irrigation watering devices are permitted any day, at any time of the day, for washing cars, watering flowers/trees/gardens/lawns, and filling wading pools under 50 gallons.

New lawns require special care until they are established. Homeowners must apply for a Sod Laying and Seeded Lawn Installation Permit for all newly seeded/sodded lawns. The permit allows the homeowner to use an automatic sprinkling device for 8 hours on the first day and extends the allowable watering times for the next consecutive nine days. However, sprinkling for this purpose is prohibited in July and August. 


updated Apr 25, 2024