Updated Water Restrictions in SoCal

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Last week, the Western Municipal Water District (WMWD), a regional water agency that includes the cities of Temecula and Murrieta in its territory, and the City of Riverside Public Utilities Department announced new water conservation measures.

Affected customers are asked to voluntarily limit the watering of their yards to three (3) days or less per week to deal with California’s severe drought, in addition to abiding by other restrictions. WMWD needs to have its customers reduce overall water usage by 20 percent. According to the water district, customers use 60% of their water for outdoor purposes. Read more

Recently, the City of San Diego Public Utilities Department introduced similar restrictions on outdoor water usage. Restrictions include limiting the watering of landscapes between 6:00 PM and 10:00 AM. However, WMWD asks customers to water landscapes between 8:00 PM and 8:00 AM. Other restrictions prohibit water runoff from a property into a sewer or storm drain, and commercial and industrial properties from watering lawns not intended for human use. Construction projects are also required only to use recycled or non-potable water.

Use the links below to find your respective water district and learn about additional restrictions. 

Riverside County Metropolitan Water District

San Diego County Water Authority

SCRHA is updating our Water Conservation Packet with information and tips to reduce your property's water use. The packet will be available online with our White Papers. You will need to log in to your Member Compass to download the packet.