Many cities and communities have drought or water conservation ordinances in place that govern such things as day and frequency of landscape watering and prohibited use of water (e.g. to clean home driveways). These ordinances vary from city to city, and county to county, so always check with your local government agency for the latest information. Don’t know who your local water agency is? Find your member agency by entering your zip code below.
In addition to drought ordinances, as of January 1, 2010, all California cities and counties must have adopted water efficient landscape ordinances governing water use in new and existing landscapes.
For general information about the Water Conservation in Landscaping Act of 2006 (Assembly Bill 1881, Laird), which required cities, counties and charter cities and charter counties, to adopt landscape water conservation ordinances by January 1, 2010, please visit:
California Department of Water Resources Updated Model Water Efficient Landscape Ordinance (statewide)