City of Poway

When in Drought

On July 21, Poway City Manager Dan Singer declared a Level 2 Water Shortage Alert, with mandatory conservation measures that took effect on August 1, 2014. The City Council ratified the declaration at its meeting on August 5, 2014.

 The landscape watering schedule and restrictions are as follows:

Homes With Street Addresses Ending in an Odd Number Homes With Street Addresses Ending in an Even Number Apartments, Condos, and Businesses
Sunday, Tuesday, and Thursday before 10:00 a.m. and after 6:00 p.m. Saturday, Monday, and Wednesday before 10:00 a.m. and after 6:00 p.m. Monday, Wednesday, and Friday before 10:00 a.m. and after 6:00 p.m.

  • The City strongly encourages residents and businesses to irrigate before 8:00 a.m. and after 8:00 p.m. to minimize evaporation and wind interference.
  • Landscape irrigation using sprinklers is limited to no more than ten minutes maximum per watering station per assigned day. This requirement does not apply to drip, micro-irrigation, or stream rotor systems.
  • Watering of landscaped areas that are not irrigated by a landscape irrigation system may occur no more than three assigned days per week by using a hand-held container, hand-held hose with positive shut-off nozzle, or low-volume soaker hose.

Poway’s Water Conservation Plan allows flexibility with these watering schedule restrictions for properties that have installed new low water-use landscaping. Recognizing that California-friendly plants need water to establish, the City Manager may grant an exemption or modification to these restrictions as necessary. The application form can be found here.

The complete list of mandatory conservation measures associated with a Level 2 Declaration, as defined in Poway Municipal Code Chapter 8.94, can be found here.

Here are some links to more information for every type of water customer:

House Residential: Learn about available rebates, how to sign up for a FREE water use survey, how to check for leaks, or read about the personalized Water Consumption history report.

backyard Landscaping: Find resources, tips, and ideas on how to convert your landscaping to a more California-friendly design.

business park Businesses: Are you a business owner trying to cut down on your water consumption? Learn about the different rebates offered, sign up for a FREE water use survey, or check out the different resources available.

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Last updated: 8/18/2014 8:15:31 AM