What You Need to Know to Program Your Irrigation Controller
Low volume irrigation (drip, micro-spray) systems that have emitters rated at less than 2 gallons per hour are exempt from the following restrictions and prohibitions.
Irrigation is prohibited between 8:00 am and 5:00 pm to prevent evaporation.
Irrigation is limited to ten minutes per day per station (per irrigation valve).
Irrigation is not allowed on Friday, Saturday, and Sunday.
What Days of the Week Can I Use My Irrigation System?
Even Address Ending in 0, 2, 4, 6, 8
Odd Address Ending in 1, 3, 5, 7, 9 or address without a number
March through September
Monday and Wednesday
Tuesday and Thursday
October through February
If you have a conforming low volume (emitters are less than 2 gallons per hour) irrigation system, you can irrigate any day of the week and any time of the day.
Avoid irrigating when it is windy.
When irrigating, don’t allow the water to run-off onto walkways, roadways, and non-irrigated areas.
Irrigate by hand any day of the week and any time of the day.
Conforming graywater systems can be used any day of the week and any time of the day.
Irrigating turf (lawn) and ornamental landscapes, during and within 48 hours after measurable (one fourth [1/4] of one inch) rainfall, is not allowed. Recreational (sports fields and parks) turf is not subject to this restriction.
Other Rules to Avoid Water Waste
When washing your car, use a shut-off nozzle on the hose and prevent the water from flowing down the street and gutters.
Find leaks and fix them. If the District has notified you of constant consumption or a malfunctioning irrigation system, make sure you repair it within 24 hours.
The use of water that causes pooling or flooding is not allowed.
Water for washing buildings and other structures is not allowed.
Sweep your driveways, patios, and walk-ways. Don’t wash them down.
Watering turf (lawn) in public street medians is not allowed.
Fountains and ponds that are connected to a water source and pump are required to recirculate.