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One year after the Governor lifted the emergency drought regulation in April 2017 due to record rain and snowfall in northern California, southern California appears to be headed back to drought conditions if the weather continues to be dry or there’s not enough rainfall during the season.

It's important to note that despite the end of the drought emergency in California, San Gabriel Valley water supplies, which rely heavily on local groundwater for nearly 85% of the water we use, remain near historic low levels and in need of further replenishment.

Given the variability of rainfall in Southern California, it is important to be water wise and continue conservation as a way of life.

Summer watering schedule:

Summer Months 
(April through October)
      Even Address  Tuesday, Thursday, Sunday
      Odd Address  Monday, Wednesday, Saturday
Commercial/HOA  Monday, Wednesday, Friday

Watering by a hand-held hose with a positive shut-off nozzle, a bucket or watering can; a rain barrel; a drip irrigation system; or reclaimed, recycled or gray wastewater may be done on any day.

All mandatory water conservation measures will continue to apply (see Water Rule 21), including:

• No excess runoff
• No watering between 9 AM to 6 PM
• Watering is limited to 30 minutes per location per day
• No washing down hardscape
• Vehicle handwashing only with bucket and hose with positive shutoff nozzle
• No watering during rain events or 48 hours afterwards

In order to facilitate recharge of the local groundwater basin in preparation for future water shortage periods, water users shall actively seek to limit the total water usage to an amount equal to or less than the corresponding month of the prior year.

Remember, mandatory water use restrictions will continue to be enforced. Water Conservation Officers will be checking for violations of water conservation measures and issuing citations and fines.


Water Rule 21
Rebates and Drought Resources