IRRIGATION STANDARDS

 

CURRENT IRRIGATION STANDARD IN EFFECT:  

PHASE 2 --Starts Memorial Day through Labor Day.   

 

 THE FOLLOWING ARE THE adopted IRRIGATION STANDARDS

 

PHASE 1 – Voluntary outdoor irrigation standards to no more than three times per week using the “odd-even” program and prescribed daily watering schedule. 

PHASE 2 – Mandatory outdoor irrigation standards of no more than three times per week, using the "odd-even" program and prescribed daily watering schedule, normally between Memorial Day and Labor Day.  No watering between the hours of 9am and 6pm.

 -Odd numbered addresses will water on Monday, Wednesday and Friday only.

  -Even numbered addresses will water Tuesday, Thursday and Saturday only.       

 

PHASE 3 – Mandatory outdoor irrigation standards of no more than two times per week starting and ending as determined. 

                   -Odd numbered addresses will water on Monday and Friday only (not Wednesday).

                   -Even numbered addresses will water Tuesday and Saturday only (Not Thursday).       

Irrigation times are from midnight to 9 am and 6 pm to midnight on assigned days.   

Outdoor landscape watering shall not exceed: a) For residential users, three (3) hours each designated watering day; and b) for commercial users, twenty (20) minutes per zone or area for pop up fixed spray sprinklers and forty five (45) minutes per zone or area for pop up rotary type sprinklers (including, but not limited to, impact or gear drive).  Please no watering on Sunday.

  

PHASE 4 – No outdoor watering until further notice.

PHASE 5 – Emergency “rolling shutoffs.”  The central water distribution will be shut down by sections to be determined hours at a time, curtailing all use in that particular zone for a number of hours.

Obviously, PHASE 5 is just as it sounds – a dire emergency.  Examples would be if our entire water system were shut down due to extended power outage, earthquake etc.  It could also be because of a fire emergency where water is needed for firefighting.

PHASE 4 would also be a severe situation and likely involve a failure in our supply system.