Residential watering restrictions for valley communities

April 24, 2009 

Click on the name of your city to see that city's water restrictions.

Stanislaus County Cities: Ceres | Hughson | Modesto | Oakdale | Patterson
Riverbank | Turlock
Unincorporated Areas: Stanislaus County
Merced County Cities: Merced
San Joaquin County Cities: Manteca | Ripon

 Stanislaus County Cities

CERES

Watering schedule:

• Even-numbered addresses may water on Tuesdays, Thursdays and Saturdays, before 12 noon and after 7:00 p.m.

• Odd-numbered addresses may water on Wednesdays, Fridays and Sundays, before 12 noon and after 7:00 p.m.

• No watering on any day from noon to 7:00 p.m.

• No watering on Mondays without a waiver.

• Watering is permitted no more than three (3) days a week.

Other water conservation restrictions:

• Watering lawns or gardens so that excess water floods or runs off to surrounding areas is not permitted.

• Watering outdoor landscaping while it is raining is not permitted.

• Washing vehicles, equipment or boats using an open hose which is not equipped with a shut-off nozzle is not permitted.

• Hosing down driveways, streets, parking lots and building exteriors without proper consent is not permitted.

• Having leaky sprinklers, faucets or plumbing fixtures on the premises is not permitted.

• Operating evaporated coolers which are not equipped with a re-circulating pump is not permitted.

HUGHSON

Watering schedule:

• Even-numbered addresses may water Tuesday, Thursday and Saturday, before 12 noon and after 7:00 p.m.

• Odd-numbered addresses may water Wednesday, Friday and Sunday, before 12 noon and after 7:00 p.m.

• Outdoor watering is limited to no more than three (3) days per week.

Other water conservation restrictions:

• Watering by hand (with cans, wands, hand-held hoses) is allowed on days as per address.

• Vehicle, equipment or boat washing is permitted on days as per address providing a hand-held, automatic shut-off nozzle hose and bucket is used and is limited to one (1) washing per week.

• Outdoor watering or car washing between the hours of 12:00 noon and 7:00 p.m. is prohibited at any time.

MODESTO

Watering Schedule:

• Outdoor water use-prohibited daily between 12:00 noon and 7:00 p.m. • Odd-numbered addresses may water on Wednesday, Friday and Sunday, before 12 noon or after 7:00 p.m.

• Even-numbered addresses may water on Tuesday, Thursday and Saturday, before 12 noon or after 7:00 p.m.

• No outdoor water use on Mondays.

Other water conservation restrictions:

• Car washing is subject to previous limitations with use of a positive shut-off nozzle.

• Hosing concrete areas, building exteriors, etc. may be done with city-issued permit and only with a positive shut-off nozzle.

• Water leaks, once identified, must be repaired within 24 hours.

• Restaurants are encouraged to serve water only on request.

• Water cannot be wasted and must be retained on site. Runoff from property, flooding gutters, overwhelming storm drains and rock wells is against City of Modesto policy.

OAKDALE

Watering schedule:

• Odd numbered street addresses may use outdoor water only on Mondays, Wednesdays, Fridays and Sundays, before 10:00 a.m. and after 7:00 p.m.

• Even numbered street addresses may use outdoor water only on Tuesdays, Thursdays, Saturdays and Sundays, before 10:00 a.m. and after 7:00 p.m.

Other water conservation restrictions:

• Watering lawns or gardens such that excess water leaves the property or area being watered.

• Watering outdoor landscaping while raining.

• Washing vehicles, equipment or boats, during restricted days or hours; and/or using hoses without automatic shut-offs.

• Hosing down of concrete or asphalt curbs, gutters, sidewalks, driveways or slabs.

• Having leaky faucets or plumbing fixtures on the premises.

PATTERSON

Watering schedule:

• Even-numbered addresses may water on Tuesday, Thursday and Saturday, before 10:00 a.m. or after 7:00 p.m.

• Odd-numbered addresses may water on Monday, Wednesday and Friday, before 10:00 a.m. or after 7:00 p.m.

• On Sundays, watering is prohibited between 10:00 a.m. and 7:00 p.m.

RIVERBANK

Watering Schedule:

• Even-numbered addresses may water on Tuesday, Thursday, Saturday and Sunday before 12 noon or after 7:00 p.m.

• Odd-numbered addresses may water on Monday, Wednesday, Friday and Sunday before 12 noon or after 7:00 p.m. • Do not water during the heat of the day.

Other water conservation recommendations:

• Use low-flow or water saving type nozzles and sprinklers.

• Set your sprinkler so the water sprays inside the lawn area, not the edge. As you water the lawn, the edge will get water too. • Instead of hosing down your driveway or sidewalk following yard work, use your broom.

TURLOCK

Watering Schedule:

• Odd-numbered addresses may water on Wednesday, Friday and Sunday, before 12 noon or after 6:00 p.m.

• Even-numbered addresses may water on Tuesday, Thursday and Saturday, before 12 noon or after 6:00 p.m.

• Watering is prohibited on Mondays

Other water conservation restrictions:

• Newly planted lawns will be allowed daily watering until the second mowing.

• Washing down or hosing of sidewalks, gutters and outside structures without permission of the Municipal Services department is prohibited.

• Filling of wading pools is permitted but "Slip-n-Slides" are prohibited.

• Washing of vehicles at a residence is allowed only if a positive shut-off valve (nozzle) is used and in proper operating condition and is limited to one (1) washing per week.

 Stanislaus County Unincorporated Areas

STANISLAUS COUNTY

Watering schedule:

• Even-numbered addresses may water on Tuesday, Thursday and Saturday, before 12 noon or after 7:00 p.m.

• Odd-numbered addresses may water on Wednesday, Friday and Sunday, before 12 noon or after 7:00 p.m.

• No outdoor water use on Mondays.

• Outdoor water use-prohibited daily between 12:00 noon and 7:00 p.m.

Other water conservation restrictions:

• Car washing is subject to previous limitations with use of a positive shut-off nozzle.

• Hosing concrete areas, building exteriors, etc. may be done with city-issued permit and only with a positive shut-off nozzle.

• Water leaks, once identified, must be repaired within 24 hours.

• Restaurants are encouraged to serve water only on request.

• Water cannot be wasted and must be retained on site and not allowed to escape to roads or streets.

 Merced County Cities

MERCED

Watering schedule:

• Odd-numbered addresses may water on Sunday, Wednesday and Friday, before 11:00 a.m. or after 7:00 p.m.

• Even-numbered addresses may water on Tuesday, Thursday and Saturday, before 11:00 a.m. or after 7:00 p.m.

• Watering is not allowed on Mondays.

• No midday watering.

Other water conservation restrictions:

• The washing of sidewalks, driveways, porches or other outdoor surfaces except when necessary to protect public health and safety, is prohibited. However, buildings may be washed down once a year.

• The operation of any ornamental fountain unless it uses a re-circulating water system is prohibited.

• Washing of boats, motor homes, automobiles or trucks with a hose that is not fitted with an automatic shut-off device is prohibited.

• The indiscriminate running or wasting of water is prohibited.

• Allowing broken or defective plumbing or irrigation systems which permit the escape or leakage of water is prohibited.

 San Joaquin County Cities

MANTECA

Watering schedule:

• Odd-numbered addresses may water on Monday, Wednesday and Friday, before 12 noon or after 6:00 p.m.

• Even-numbered addresses may water on Tuesday, Thursday and Saturday, before 12 noon or after 6:00 p.m.

• Every address may water on Sunday, but not between 12 noon and 6:00 p.m.

Other water conservation regulations:

• You may run water to fill a swimming pool, only on the days and during the hours allowed for your address.

• Cars, trucks and boats may be washed on the days and during the hours allowed for your address, but only when using a quick-acting, positive shut-off nozzle on the hose or by using a bucket and sponge. Commercial car-washes are not restricted in the days and hours they operate.

• No water use will be allowed on any day, at any time, for washing off sidewalks, driveways, patios, parking lots, or other exterior non-landscaped areas.

• No water will be allowed to flow into a gutter or other drainage area for longer than 5 minutes. Water leaks, breaks, or malfunctions in the user's plumbing distribution system or irrigation system shall be repaired within 24 hours after discovery.

RIPON

No watering restrictions in effect.

ESCALON

No watering restrictions in effect. But click on the above link for residential watering tips.

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