Golden State Water has implemented new local conservation standards for many of its water systems, reflecting the State Water Board’s revised emergency regulations that were issued on May 18, 2016.

The new conservation standards are aligned with the State Water Board’s shift to locally-developed conservation strategies, which challenges water providers to implement conservation policies and supply investments to address the ongoing drought emergency.

The conservation standards are the result of Golden State Water advocating on behalf of our customers and verifying drought supply reliability, considering a three-dry-year scenario based on hydrology of the 2012-13, 2013-14 and 2014-15 water years and demand from 2013-14. Standards could be revised pending the State Water Board’s verification of self-certification data and developments related to local water supply conditions and conservation.

Our customers have done a tremendous job conserving during this drought, and we encourage the local community to continue using water responsibly and keep existing conservation momentum, as the state will likely consider new conservation regulations in 2017. While some parts of the state received much-needed relief from dry conditions during the winter and spring months, California remains in a drought emergency and we must remain committed to conservation to ensure sufficient water supplies are available when needed.

Golden State Water will continue to monitor and assess the conditions and implement measures as appropriate to ensure we maintain water reliability and sustainability.

To review your new local conservation standards–including conservation targets and watering days–please check the below chart or select your community from the dropdown menu. Additional information is also available on Golden State Water’s Drought page (click here).

 

CONSERVATION STANDARDS BY WATER SYSTEM
Northern District   Reduction
Goal
Watering Days (Even) Watering Days (Odd)
Arden: Arden Manor  25% Wed, Fri, Sun Tue, Thu, Sat
Bay Point   12% Wed, Fri, Sun Tue, Thu, Sat
Clearlake   8% Wed, Fri, Sun Tue, Thu, Sat
Cordova: Gold River, Rancho Cordova 32% Wed, Fri, Sun Tue, Thu, Sat
Coastal District    Reduction
Goal
Watering Days (Even) Watering Days (Odd)
Cypress Ridge (formerly Rural Water Co.) 36%^ Mon, Thu Tue, Fri
Edna: Edna Valley 50% Wed, Sun Tue, Sat
Lake Marie: Lake Marie, Santa Maria  25%  Mon, Thu, Sat Tue, Fri, Sun
Los Osos  2x per week irrigation Wed, Sun Tue, Sat
Nipomo 36%^ Mon, Thu Tue, Fri
Ojai 1x per week irrigation Sun Sat
Orcutt 31% Mon, Thu, Sat Tue, Fri, Sun
Simi Valley 22% Mon, Thu, Sat Tue, Fri, Sun
Sisquoc  25% Mon, Thu, Sat Tue, Fri, Sun
Tanglewood 25% Mon, Thu, Sat Tue, Fri, Sun
Central District   Reduction
Goal
Watering Days (Even) Watering Days (Odd)
Artesia: Artesia, Cerritos, Hawaiian Gardens, Lakewood and Long Beach 9% Wed, Fri, Sun Tue, Thu, Sat
Bell-Bell Gardens: Bell, Bell Gardens, Cudahy 8% Wed, Fri, Sun Tue, Thu, Sat
Culver City  16% Wed, Fri, Sun Tue, Thu, Sat
Florence-Graham: Huntington Park 8% Wed, Fri, Sun Tue, Thu, Sat
Hollydale: Hollydale, Paramount, Southgate 8% Wed, Fri, Sun Tue, Thu, Sat
Norwalk: La Mirada, Norwalk, Santa Fe Springs, Whittier, Downey 8% Wed, Fri, Sun Tue, Thu, Sat
Willowbrook 8%   Wed, Fri, Sun Tue, Thu, Sat
Southwest District   Reduction
Goal 
Watering Days (Even) Watering Days (Odd)
Southwest: Athens, Carson, Compton, Del Aire, El Camino Village, El Segundo, Gardena, Gardena Heights, Hawthorne, Inglewood, Lawndale, Lennox, Redondo Beach, Torrance 9% Wed, Fri, Sun Tue, Thu, Sat
Orange County District   Reduction
Goal 
Watering Days (Even) Watering Days (Odd)
Cowan Heights: Cowan Heights, Lemon Heights, North Tustin Hills, Orange, Santa Ana 29% Wed, Fri, Sun Tue, Thu, Sat
Placentia: Placentia, Yorba Linda  17% Wed, Fri, Sun Tue, Thu, Sat
West Orange: Cypress, Los Alamitos, Rossmoor, Seal Beach, Stanton  9% Wed, Fri, Sun Tue, Thu, Sat
Foothill District   Reduction
Goal 
Watering Days (Even) Watering Days (Odd)
Claremont: Claremont, Montclair, Pomona, Upland 30% Mon, Thu, Sat Tue, Fri, Sun
San Dimas: Charter Oak, Covina, Glendora, La Verne, San Dimas, Walnut  26% Mon, Thu, Sat Tue, Fri, Sun
South Arcadia: El Monte, Irwindale, Monrovia, Temple City  22% Mon, Thu, Sat Tue, Fri, Sun
South San Gabriel: Monterey Park, Rosemead, San Gabriel  10% Mon, Thu, Sat Tue, Fri, Sun
Mountain-Desert District Reduction
Goal 
Watering Days (Even) Watering Days (Odd)
 Apple Valley: Apple Valley, Lucerne Valley   20% Wed, Fri, Sun Tue, Thu, Sat
 Barstow  20% Wed, Fri, Sun Tue, Thu, Sat
 Calipatria: Calipatria, Niland 20% Wed, Fri, Sun Tue, Thu, Sat
 Morongo Valley 20% Wed, Fri, Sun Tue, Thu, Sat
 Wrightwood 20% Wed, Fri, Sun Tue, Thu, Sat
 ^ denotes mandatory reduction

California’s Potable Water Waste Restrictions

On May 9, 2016, Governor Jerry Brown issued an Executive Order that permanently prohibits the following practices that waste potable water:

  • Hosing off sidewalks, driveways and other hardscapes.
  • Washing a motor vehicle with a hose, unless the hose is fitted with a shut-off nozzle.
  • Operating a fountain or decorative water feature, unless the water is part of a recirculating system.
  • Watering outdoor landscapes in a manner that causes excess runoff, or within 48 hours following measurable precipitation.
  • Irrigating with potable water of ornamental turf on public street medians.

Violation of any of these prohibited or restricted water-use activities may be subject to a fine for each day in which the violation occurs. A public agency representative may issue a citation in accordance with locally adopted municipal codes, adopted ordinances, or in cooperation with Golden State Water.