Water Conservation Measures

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Walnut- Are you following the water guidelines? Be sure to check out the updated changes that have been made as follows by the Walnut Valley Water District:

Limits on Watering Hours: Watering or irrigating of lawn, landscape, or other vegetated areas with potable water is prohibited between the hours of 8 a.m. and 5 p.m.

Limits on Watering Days: Water or irrigating of lawn, landscape, or other vegetated areas with potable water is limited to three (3) days per week. This provision does not apply to landscape irrigation zones that exclusively use very low-flow drip type irrigation systems when no emitter produces more than two (2) gallons of water per hour. This provision also does not apply to watering or irrigating by use of a hand-held bucket or similar container, a hand-held hose equipped with a positive self-closing water shut-off nozzle or device, or for very short periods of time for the express purpose of adjusting or repairing an irrigation system.

Limit on Watering Duration: Watering or irrigating of lawn, landscape, or other vegetated areas with potable water using a landscape irrigation system or a watering device is limited to no more than fifteen (15) minutes water per day per station.

No Excessive Water Flow or Runoff: Watering or irrigating of any lawn, landscape, or other vegetated areas in a manner that causes or allows excessive water flow or runoff onto an adjoining sidewalk, driveway, street, alley, gutter, or ditch is prohibited.

No Washing Down Hard of Paved Surfaces: Washing down hard or paved surfaces, including but not limited to sidewalks, walkways, driveways, parking areas, tennis courts, patios or alleys, is prohibited except when necessary to  alleviate safety or sanitary hazards.

Obligations to Fix Leaks, Breaks, or Malfunctions: All breaks, leaks, or other malfunctions in the water user’s plumbing or distribution system for any period of time after such escape of water should have reasonably been discovered and corrected and in no event more than five (5) days after receiving written notice from the District is prohibited.

Limits on Washing Vehicles: Using water to wash or clean a vehicle, including but not limited to any automobile, truck, van, bus, motorcycle, boat, or trailer, is prohibited, except by use of a hand held hose equipped with a self-closing water shut-off nozzle. This subsection does not apply to any commercial car washing facility.

Limits on Watering Following Precipitation/Rainfall:  Water or irrigating of lawn, landscape, or other vegetated area with potable water within forty-eight (48) hours following measurably precipitation is prohibited.

Re-circulating Water Required for Water Fountains and Decorative Water Features: Operating a water fountain or other decorative water feature that does not use re-circulated water is prohibited.

No Irrigating Ornamental Turf on Public Street Medians: Irrigating ornamental turf on public street medians with potable water is prohibited.

No Installation of Single Pass Cooling Systems Water Systems: Installation of single pass cooling systems is prohibited in buildings requesting new water service.

Drink Water Served Upon Request Only: Eating or drinking establishments, including but not limited to a restaurant, hotel, café, cafeteria, bar, or other public place where food or drinks are sold, served, or offered for sale, will not provide drinking water to any person unless expressly requested.

Option to Decline Daily Linen Services at Commercial Lodging Establishments: Hotels, motels, and other commercial lodging establishments are encouraged to provide customers the option of not having towels and linen laundered daily.

If you wish to report water waste and unauthorized uses of water, visit Walnut Valley Water District at www.wvwd.com or you can call (909) 348-8228.