We’ve made the common sense water-use prohibitions permanent. This promotes long-term conservation and prohibits wasteful uses of water that most of our customers no longer do. To enforce the prohibitions, we’re keeping in place the established fines.
Turn to our Water Conservation section of the website to help you find ways to continue to save water, rebate information, along with money & water-saving coupons for car washes & mulch.
"We are asking people to continue using water wisely. Our customers exceeded the call for conservation and we are grateful."
CCWD Board President Lisa M. Borba
Prohibited Uses of Water
failing to repair a leak in the customer’s water system;
permitting excessive water run-off from the customer’s premises;
watering 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 during and up to 48 hours after measurable rainfall;
watering outdoor landscapes between the hours of 9:00 a.m. and 5:00 p.m.;
using of a hose to wash a motor vehicle, except where the hose is fitted with a shut-off nozzle or device attached to it that causes it to cease dispensing water when not in use;
washing driveways, sidewalks, parking areas, patios or other outdoor area, unless the failure to do so would create a hazard to the health and safety of any individual or the public;
using potable water for non-recirculating fountains or other non-recirculating decorative water features;
irrigating ornamental turf in public street medians with potable water;
irrigating landscapes outside of newly constructed homes and buildings in a manner inconsistent with regulations or other requirements established by the California Building Standards Commission and the Department of Housing and Community Development;
or otherwise failing to put water received from the District to reasonable and beneficial use.
Fines: To enforce the prohibitions, we’re keeping in place the established fines:
Customers violating water-use prohibitions first receive a warning.
A second violation may result in a $250 fine.
A third violation may result in a $500 fine.
Further violations may result in suspension of service.
In addition to the fines, a penalty may be charged for the estimated water used in violation of the prohibition.