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Watering Restrictions and Water Waste

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The City’s Water Conservation Ordinance (Chapter 35 of the Municipal Code) mandates year-round water use efficiency best practices. Residents and businesses are required to practice measures which include not watering your landscape between 9:00 a.m. and 5:00 p.m. (Even better is to set your irrigation timer to water between the 8 p.m. and 8 a.m.). Large, new landscapes must follow water efficient guidelines detailed in the City's Water Efficient Landscape Ordinance #2242. For more details, click here.

For information on programming your irrigation controller, visit our outdoor water conservation page.

South Pasadena is in Drought Stage 1 : Moderate Water Supply Shortage

Know Your Watering Days and Times

Sprinklers should be set to three days a week after 5 p.m. and before 9 a.m.

Addresses ending in an even number Monday, Wednesday & Friday
Addresses ending in an odd number Tuesday, Thursday & Saturday


Do you see any water waste in your neighborhood? Let us know!

Email and include:

1) address/location of water waste

2) date and time of water waste

3) type of waste (ex: excessive runoff, broken sprinkler, watering on wrong day or time, watering too long, etc.)

4) picture of the water waste (optional, but very helpful)

Your report is confidential.

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