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Gov. Brown Lifts California's Emergency Drought Declaration, Retains Prohibition on Wasteful Practices

Prohibited Uses of Water Still in Effect

Pursuant to Executive Order B-37-16 and the need to make conservation a California way of life, IWA wants to ensure our customers are aware of the following prohibited uses of water that are in still in effect statewide:

  • Applying water to outdoor landscapes that causes runoff onto adjacent property, non-irrigated areas, private and public walkways, roadways, parking lots, or structures

  • Using a hose to wash motor vehicles unless the hose is fitted with a shut-off nozzle or device that causes it to cease dispensing water immediately when not in use

  • Applying water to hardscapes such as driveways and sidewalks

  • Using water in a fountain or other decorative water feature, except where the water is part of a recirculating system

  • Applying water to outdoor landscapes during and within 48 hours after measurable rainfall

  • Using potable water on street medians

Governor's Press Release- April 7, 2017
Joint Agency Press Release- April 7, 2017

For more information, please visit the State Water Conservation Portal