In accordance with Governor Brown's Executive Order for a 25% statewide reduction in water use, SCWA customers* will be on a 2-day-per week (maximum) irrigation schedule. All SCWA customers must adhere to the following irrigation schedule, effective April 25, 2015.

 (*Recycled water users are exempt and should follow recycled water permit restrictions.​)

Emergency Regulations Adopted by the State Water Board (March 17, 2015)

SCWA Water Shortage Contingency Plan

​​Address Ending In Watering Days Permitted Irrigation Time Of Day
Even numbers (0, 2, 4, 6, 8) Sunday and Wednesday Before 6 am and after 8 pm
Odd numbers (1, 3, 5, 7, 9) ​Tuesday and Saturday Before 6 am and after 8 pm
No irrigation is permitted on Monday.


  1. Irrigation of outdoor landscaping that causes potable water runoff onto adjacent property, non-irrigated areas, walkways, roadways, parking lots, or structures.

  2. Washing a motor vehicle with a hose not equipped with a shut-off nozzle.

  3. Using potable water to wash driveways and sidewalks.

  4. Running potable water in a fountain or other decorative feature.

  5. No outdoor watering with potable water is permitted during or up to 48 hours after measurable rain.

  6. Water shall only be served upon request in eating or drinking establishments, including but not limited to restaurants, hotels, cafeterias, bars or other public places where food or drink are served and/or purchased.

  7. Operators of hotels and motels shall provide guests with the option of choosing not to have towels and linens laundered daily. The hotel or motel shall prominently display notice of this option in each bathroom using clear and easily understood language.


Failure to adhere to the allowable irrigation schedule and/or engaging in prohibited irrigation activities can lead to citations and possible fines for water waste


A Homeowner’s Guide to a WaterSmart Landscape

Other helpful Regional Water Authority publications

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Be Water-​Smart in the Winter!
INSTALL LOW-FLOW SHOWER HEADS Low-flow shower heads save up to 1 gallon of water per minute -- or 10 gallons per average 10 minute shower.
CHECK FOR LEAKING FAUCETS ​Winter is also a prime time to inspect, repair and replace indoor plumbing pipes and fixtures.
During cooler winter months, landscapes need very little water, making this an easy time of year to conserve water.
For more in-depth information, please follow the links on the left.

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