Water Division

Water Conservation

In 2014, City Council limited outdoor watering to twice a week as a year-round efficiency measure. This restriction pertains to sprinklers (automatic and attachment), and irrigation systems.

When May I Water My Yard?

  • Residential addresses ending in even numbers water on Wednesday and Saturday 
  • Residential addresses ending in odd numbers water on Sunday and Thursday 
  • All other locations (apartments/businesses/etcetera) water on Tuesday and Friday 
  • No watering between 10 a.m. and 6 p.m. on any day
Lawn Sprinkler

Other Restrictions

  • Watering with a soaker hose, drip irrigation or by hand-held hose is allowed at any time.
  • No watering hard surfaces.
  • No watering during precipitation.
  • No water waste through runoff, missing, misaligned, or broken sprinkler heads.

Exceptions

  • Water may not run off a lawn or yard more than 50 feet. Supervised testing, repair or maintenance of an irrigation system is an exception. 
  • Foundations may be watered up to two hours on any day using a handheld hose, soaker hose or drip irrigation system placed within 24 inches of the foundation that does not produce a spray of water above the ground.
  • Establishing new turf is discouraged. If hydromulch, grass sod, or grass seed has been installed, a variance is required.
  • Washing of any motorized vehicle is limited to the use of a hand-held bucket or a hand-held hose equipped with a positive-pressure shut off nozzle for quick rinses.
  • Hosing of paved areas is discouraged except to alleviate an immediate health or safety hazard. 
  • No hosing of buildings or other structures for purposes other than fire protection or surface preparation prior to painting.