Governor Lifts Several Water Use Restrictions

Posted: Monday, April 24, 2023

After months of above average rainfall, Governor Gavin Newsom issued an executive order on March 24, 2023 that lifted some measures that limit watering hours and days. However, requirements around wasteful use remain in place, including prohibitions on watering lawns within 48 hours of rainfall and using hoses without shut-off nozzles.

A ban on watering any grass at commercial, industrial and institutional properties that is ornamental and not used for recreational purposes or community events – is also still in effect.

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