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May 14, 2015  The State of California is requiring Orange Water Users to reduce water usage by 28%.

In order to meet the State mandate, the City has adopted the following restrictions for all water users in the City:

  • Landscape watering is prohibited between 9 a.m. and 5 p.m., and watering more than 10 minutes per station is also prohibited.
  • Watering is prohibited ANY day other than Tuesday and Friday (April-October.)Watering is prohibited ANY day other than Tuesday (November-March.)
  • Watering landscape areas during and within 48 hours of measurable rainfall is prohibited.
  • Washing of pavement is prohibited.
  • Washing vehicles except with hand-held bucket or hose with self-closing nozzle is prohibited.
  • Drinking water served only by request in restaurants.

For a full list of the new restrictions, click here.

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