Wasteful Watering Practice

The following uses of water supplied by the District have been determined to be wasteful and are prohibited at any time when a 25% Drought Management Program is in effect. Violators could be subject to fines of up to $500 and suspension of water service subject to board approval.

Single Family & Multi-Family Residential Customers
  • Use of water for non-recirculating decorative fountains or' filling decorative lakes or ponds. The District strongly suggests all fountains be turned off
  • Washing a vehicle, trailer or boat using a hose without a shut off nozzle
  • Washing paved or other hard-surfaced areas, including sidewalks, walkways, driveways, patios, and parking areas
  • Watering of landscape of newly constructed homes and buildings that is not delivered by drip or microspray systems
  • Watering of outdoor landscapes during and up to 48 hours after measurable rainfall
  • Watering of outdoor landscapes during the daylight hours of 9 a.m. and 5 p.m
  • Watering of outdoor landscapes in a manner that causes excessive runoff such that water flows onto adjacent properly, non-irrigated areas, private and public walkways, roadways, parking lots, or structures
  • Watering of outdoor landscapes more than 2 days per week unless an exception is granted by the District; examples include newly planted drip irrigated drought tolerant landscaping, and vegetable gardens
Non-Residential Customers
  • Operators of hotels and motels shall provide guests with the option of choosing not to have towels and linens laundered daily; a notice shall be prominently displayed in each bathroom
  • Recycled water must be used for construction and dust control where available
  • Serving of drinking water other than upon request in eating or drinking establishments, including but not limited to restaurants, hotels, cafes, cafeterias, bars, or other public places where food or drink are served and/or purchased
  • Use of water for non-recirculating decorative fountains or filling decorative lakes or ponds
  • Washing a vehicle, trailer or boat using a hose without a shut off nozzle
  • Washing paved or other hard-surfaced areas, including sidewalks, walkways, driveways, patios, and parking areas
  • Watering of landscape of newly constructed homes and buildings that is not delivered by drip or microspray systems
  • Watering of ornamental turf on public street medians
  • Watering of outdoor landscapes during and up to 48 hours after measurable rainfall
  • Watering of outdoor landscapes during the daylight hours of 9 a.m. to 5 p.m
  • Watering of outdoor landscapes in a manner that causes excessive runoff such that water flows onto adjacent property, non-irrigated areas, private and public walkways, roadways, parking lots, or structures
  • Watering of outdoor landscapes more than 2 days per week unless an exception is granted by the District; examples include newly planted drip irrigated drought tolerant landscaping, and vegetable gardens
If you see these kinds of water wastes, let us know. Call 925-688-8044, please leave a message if you call after hours/ If you believe the water waste is an immediate emergency, call the District’s Control Room at 925-688-8374. CCWD is committed to preventing water waste and follows up on all reports.