Water Conservation Ordinance and Watering Rules

Permanent watering restrictions are in place, including limits on watering hours, runoff, and the requirement to fix leaks immediately. View the full ordinance or resolution for a complete list of rules and regulations.

Report Water Waste

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Suggested Watering Schedule

This suggested watering schedule is intended to be a recommendation to conserve water. This schedule may need to be adjusted to meet your specific landscape's needs, as it assumes spray-head sprinklers, clay soil, and no rain. Please see additional scheduling tips below. For the printable PDF version please click here.

Turfgrass

MonthSeason Adjust %*Days**Cycles***Minutes****Total Minutes per Week
January 50% 1 3 6 18
February 50% 2 3 3 18
March 60% 2 3 4 24
April 70% 2 3 5 30
May 90% 3 3 4 36
June 90% 3 3 4 36
July 100% 3 3 4 36
August 100% 3 3 4 36
September 80% 3 3 4 36
October 60% 2 3 4 24
November 50% 2 3 3 18
December 40% 1 3 5 15

Shrubs & Trees

MonthSeason Adjust %*Days**Cycles***Minutes****Total Minutes per Week
January 50% 1 3 3 9
February 50% 1 3 3 9
March 60% 1 3 4 12
April 70% 1 3 5 15
May 90% 1 3 5 15
June 90% 1 3 6 18
July 100% 1 3 7 21
August 100% 1 3 7 21
September 80% 1 3 6 18
October 60% 1 3 4 12
November 50% 1 3 3 9
December 40% 1 3 2 6
*% If your timer has a seasonal adjust or budget feature, then you may alternatively program your timer with the July/August schedule, and use the Season Adjust % to easily adjust your watering to match the seasons. You do not need to add/remove water days!
** Days The number of days per week.
*** Cycles The number of cycles or run times. For example 3:00am, 4:00am, and 5:00am.
*Multiple cycles helps prevent runoff, helps plants' roots grow deeper so your garden can grow better.
****Minutes The recommended number of minutes to water which varies with the type of sprinklers used and the weather.
Spray-head Sprinklers - use the recommended number of minutes.
Rotating sprinklers - multiply the number of minutes per cycle by 3. Example: 3 minutes x 3 = 9 minutes per cycle
Drip - multiply the number of minutes per cycle by 5. Example: 3 minutes x 5 = 15 minutes per cycle