San Diego Drought Updates

Keep up the good work and reduce usage by 8 percent

Statewide Water-Use Restrictions

• No watering lawns or landscapes with potable water for 48 hours following or during rainfall
• No using water to wash hardscapes such as sidewalks or driveways
• No irrigation runoff or overspray onto streets, sidewalks or driveways
• No washing a vehicle without a positive shut-off nozzle at the end of the hose
• No using fountains or decorative water features that DO NOT recirculate water
• All leaks must be fixed within 72 hours
• No watering of ornamental grass on public medians
• Restaurants and other food service establishments can only serve water to customers upon request
• Hotels and motels must provide guests with the option of choosing not to have towels or linens laundered daily and prominently display notice of this option

Watering Schedule for San Diego (November 1, 2016 through March 31, 2017)

Using the watering schedule below, Customers may select TWO DAYS PER WEEK to run their irrigation systems.

Odd-numbered addresses 

Tuesday, Friday or Sunday

Even-numbered addresses

Monday, Thursday or Saturday

No watering on Wednesday

Watering is limited to two days a week

• To avoid evaporation, please water outdoors before 9:00 a.m. or after 5:00 p.m.
• Watering is limited to a total of 15 minutes per station per allowed day
• Low-flow irrigation systems (Including drip irrigation and micro spray) that emits less than two gallons per hour are exempt from day of week and time limitations.


Conservation Resources Available as we like to work with our customers rather than issue violations

California American Water encourages all consumers to voluntarily end non-essential or unauthorized uses of water.  For further information about our conservation programs and services and information about rebates, water surveys, irrigation schedules and other conservation related issues in the San Diego area please see our rebates.

San Diego customers are encouraged to call the Conservation Hotline for more information about our free programs and services and to report water waste.

San Diego County Conservation Hotline: 619-446-5707.