Water Conservation Guide

ORANGE COUNTY REMAINS IN MODERATE DROUGHT
   
After five years of drought conditions, California had a much needed rainy season. While Northern California is completely out of the drought, Southern California, and Orange County in particular, remain in a moderate drought due to very low groundwater basin levels. As such, water restrictions remain the same but may be changed soon. Please check back for updated information. 

REMINDER: OUTDOOR WATERING LIMITED TO THREE DAYS A WEEK 
April-October
Even Number Street Addresses: Monday, Wednesday, Friday
Odd Number Street Addresses: Tuesday, Thursday, Saturday

                                                                                                                                    
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IMPORTANT EMERGENCY DROUGHT RESTRICTIONS

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The State has mandated the City of Westminster to reduce water use. To comply with mandatory restrictions and save taxpayer dollars, the Westminster City Council has declared a Level 2 Water Supply Shortage, outlined in Ordinance No. 2536, with new water restrictions: 
  • Outdoor watering:
    • Watering is restricted to THREE days a week April - October:
      • Even Number Street Addresses: Monday, Wednesday, Friday
      • Odd Number Street Addresses: Tuesday, Thursday, Saturday
    • Watering is restricted to ONE day a week November - March:

      • Even Number Street Addresses: Monday
      • Odd Number Street Addresses: Tuesday
    • No outdoor watering between the hours of 9:00 a.m. - 5:00 PM
    • No excessive run-off
    • Limited to 15 minutes per irrigation system 
  • Decorative water features (i.e. fountains) must use recirculating water
  • Must use shut-off nozzle when washing a car
  • Leaks must be repaired within 72 hours
  • No filling or re-filling ornamental lakes/ponds
  • No watering within 48 hours of a measurable rain event



Click here to view the mailer with detailed restriction information. Spanish and Vietnamese versions available.

Click on Water Conservation for City Ordinance No. 2536 and the ongoing water use restrictions, along with helpful tips for using water more efficiently.  As of April 29, 2015 a Level 2 Water Supply Shortage Program is in effect for the City of Westminster.
Resolution 4533

Click on Water Conservation Garden to view drought tolerant plants and hardscape materials on display in the garden.  

Click on Free Water Use Audit for information on scheduling an indoor and outdoor audit with our Water Division staff.


Visit http://www.overwateringisout.org/ for more information.