Phase I and II
Water Conservation Measures Now in Effect
4. Public places where food and drink are served and/or purchased and Eating and drinking establishments shall not serve drinking water to its customers unless requested.
5. All motels, hotels, bed and breakfasts, and lodging facilities shall post notices in each room informing guests of the drought and the option not to have linens and towels laundered daily.
6. It is prohibited to apply potable water to outdoor landscapes during and within 48 hours after a measureable rainfall.
7. All leaks and malfunctioning equipment shall be repaired within 72 hours of discovery or notification.
For more information please see the "Phased Water Restrictions" on the left side of this page.
Model Water Efficient Landscape Ordinance
All projects that will have landscaping must submit a Department of Water Resources MWELO Project Information Sheet (see right side of page for documents) for approval from the Utilities Department, prior to a construction, grading or building permit. If you are planning a new construction project with a landscape area greater than 500 square feet or a rehabilitated project with an aggregated landscape area greater than or equal to 2,500 square feet, then you will need to further demonstrate compliance with either the Prescriptive or Performance Approach of the MWELO. (see right side of page for documents) for approval by the Utilities Department prior to approval of a construction, building or grading permit.