The RCSD is in Stage 2 of Water Conservation (No Waste) Program. Water Conservation has been mandated by the State of California as a “way of life”.
The following restrictions for the District are as follows:
Overhead Irrigation (lawns, shrubs, landscaping, etc.)
Irrigation can be conducted every other day starting on any day of the week.
11 minutes per station in the morning and the evening, not to exceed 22 minutes per day. Drip systems do not have a per station restriction.
During the months of April through September, irrigation can be conducted between the hours of 8:00 p.m. and 7:00 a.m.
During the months of October through March, irrigation can be conducted between the hours of 6:00 p.m. through 10:00 a.m. with no time-of-day restriction if the temperature is below freezing.
Prohibited Unreasonable Uses of Water
Irrigation run-off for more than 5 minutes.
Allowing breaks in plumbing for more than 24 hours after discovery or notification.
Washing down, including but not limited to, sidewalks, drive ways, parking areas, patios.
Washing automobiles or other vehicles by hose without a shutoff nozzle.
Maintaining or filling decorative ponds, fountains, pools, lakes, without a re-circulating system.
Serving water to a customer in a restaurant unless specifically requested by the customer.
For more details on the Water Conservation (No Waste) Program, refer to the RCSD Ordinance No. 2018-1
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