Regulations and Rationale
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The California Water Board publishes regulations on the Water Conservation Portal. Two emergency water regulations have been authorized in 2022. Based on the two current regulations, the following restrictions apply:
Commercial, industrial, and institutional decorative grass should not be watered
Give all trees just what they need: avoid overwatering
Follow Level 2 demand requirements from San Diego County Water Authority (SDCWA)
Turn off decorative water fountains
Turn off/pause your irrigation system when it's raining and for two days after rain
Use an automatic shutoff nozzle on your water hose
Use a broom, not water, to clean sidewalks and driveways
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San Diego County Water Authority (SDCWA)
Failure to adhere to these regulations is an infraction punishable by a fine of up to five hundred dollars for each day in which the violation occurs, pursuant to Water Code section 1058.5(d).