Water Usage Restrictions
On the first day of April, Governor Brown issued a new Executive Order that directed the State Water Board to impose tough water restrictions to help reduce urban water usage by 25 percent throughout the entire state by February 28, 2016.
This new Executive Order has created stricter water usage laws across the country, including Ventura County. There are many water conservation laws in Thousand Oaks to follow, including:
- Watering your yard is prohibited between 9 a.m. and 5 p.m. everyday.
- The watering duration per day per station is limited to no more than 15 minutes.
- No runoff or excessive water flow is allowed.
- You are not allowed to wash down paved or other hard surfaces.
- After receiving a notice of a break or malfunction, you must fix the issue within 7 days.
- Any decorative water features and fountains are required to have re-circulating water.
- Washing your own vehicle must be done using a self-closing shut off nozzle on the hose unless it is done at a commercial car wash facility.
- Water that is served in food establishments will only be given upon request.
- Hotels and other lodging establishments have to provide their guests with the option to decline their daily linen services.
- Single pass cooling systems are not allowed to be installed.
Luckily, there are many easy ways to comply with the new water restrictions, especially when it comes to your yard. Taking steps such as putting mulch around your plants can help to give your yard a new look while also cutting down on the amount of evaporation. Also, be sure to check your sprinkler system or overspray, leaks, or broken sprinkler heads that can waste hundreds of gallons of water.
For help making sure that your Conejo Valley landscaping continues to look its best throughout the drought, contact Enhanced Landscape Management in Thousand Oaks, California.