Current Conditions

Current Conditions

Mandatory Statewide Watering Restrictions in Place

Yes. The Governor's Drought Emergency Order is still in effect. While rain and snow provided significant water throughout the state and the SCV, consecutive, multi-year drought and existing impacts on our groundwater supplies will take time to build back our banked reserves for future dry years.  

The following mandatory restrictions for all Californians are still in place and prohibit common sense water waste activities:  

  • Allowing runoff when watering with potable water.
  • Using potable water to wash sidewalks and driveways, except for health or safety reasons.
  • Using hoses with no shutoff nozzles to wash cars.
  • Watering outdoors during and within 48 hours following measurable rainfall.
  • Using potable water in decorative water features that do not recirculate the water.
  • Using potable water to irrigate non-functional turf at commercial, industrial, and institutional sites. 

Potable water is not prohibited to the extent necessary to ensure the health of trees and other perennial non-turf plantings or for health and safety needs.