Valley Water bans watering commercial, industrial and institutional lawns

Valley Water bans watering commercial, industrial and institutional lawns

Valley Water has decided to crack down on outdoor watering.

Last week, the Board of Directors amended the existing water waste enforcement ordinance to allow Valley Water to enforce the State of California’s ban against watering decorative lawns on commercial, industrial and institutional properties.

The updated water waste enforcement ordinance goes into effect immediately. The following restrictions previously approved by the Board of Directors on April 12, 2022, remain in place:

  • Watering ornamental lawns no more than two days a week
  • Watering any outdoor landscape between 9 a.m. and 6 p.m.
  • Any outdoor watering that results in runoff
  • Watering outdoors during and within 48 hours of rainfall

“I’d like to thank everyone who has taken steps to reduce their water use during this drought and encourage you to keep up the great work” Chair Pro Tem Varela said. “We don’t know how much rain and snow this winter will bring us. We must continue to reduce our water use, especially if this drought carries into 2023. We owe it to our kids, family and community not to waste water.”

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