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.