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Permanent Water Use Prohibitions

The following uses of potable water are permanently prohibited under Ordinance No 23-02:

All property types are prohibited from doing the following:

  • Irrigating outdoor landscapes between 9 AM and 6 PM through overhead irrigation.


  • Irrigating in a manner that results in more than Incidental Runoff.
    • More than Incidental Runoff includes water that flows onto an adjacent property, non-irrigated areas, private and public walkways, roadways, parking lots, or structures.


  • Irrigating during or within 48 hours of rainfall of at least 0.25 inches.


  • Washing vehicles except by hand-washing without a hose, using a hand-held hose equipped with an automatic shutoff nozzle, or using a commercial car washing facility.


  • Washing building exteriors and mobile homes except by using a hose equipped with an automatic shutoff nozzle.


  • Washing sidewalks, walkways, driveways, patios, parking lots, or other hard-surfaced, non-porous ground areas except in cases where health and safety are at risk.
    • Power washing of sidewalks or other outdoor surfaces for health and safety reasons is not considered a violation of this provision.


  • Operating any broken or defective plumbing fixture, sprinkler, watering, or irrigation system.

Commercial, industrial, institutional, and multi-family properties, including homeowners' associations are prohibited from doing the following:

  • Irrigating Non-Functional Turf, unless directly beneath the canopy of a tree, at any frequency.

The use of potable water is not prohibited to the extent necessary to ensure the health of trees and other perennial non-Turf plantings or to the extent necessary to address immediate health and safety, sanitation, or fire protection needs as determined by the fire marshal.