Time-of-day Watering Restrictions

In accordance with Cal Water’s Water Shortage Contingency Plan (Schedule 14.1, the “Plan”), Cal Water will enforce the outdoor irrigation times for each district below. The Plan also implements water waste penalties for customers when these water-use restrictions are found to be violated. Exemptions from these watering restrictions include:

  • Hand-watering,
  • Drip irrigation, and
  • Microspray irrigation on lawns, landscaping, and trees.

Violation of any of these water-use restrictions may be subject to enforcement measures, including a fine of up to $50 for each day the violation occurs, installation of flow restrictors, or discontinuance of water service. Waste of water in Cal Water service areas can be reported using the Report Water Waste form. Cal Water has a range of residential and commercial programs available to help our customers reduce their water use.

District Watering Hours
Antelope Valley No watering between 8 a.m. and 6 p.m.
Bakersfield No watering between 9 a.m. and 6 p.m.
Bayshore No watering between 8 a.m. and 6 p.m.
Bear Gulch
(Except Menlo Park)
No watering between 8 a.m. and 6 p.m.
Bear Gulch
(Menlo Park only)
No watering between 8 a.m. and 6 p.m.
Chico No watering between 8 a.m. and 6 p.m.
Dixon No watering between 8 a.m. and 6 p.m.
East Los Angeles
(except Montebello)
No watering between 8 a.m. and 6 p.m.
East Los Angeles
(Montebello only)
Watering is allowed for up to 10 minutes per station before 10 a.m. or beginning one hour before sunset
Kern River Valley No watering between 8 a.m. and 6 p.m.
King City No watering between 8 a.m. and 6 p.m.
Livermore No watering between 9 a.m. and 6 p.m.
Los Altos Please check with your city government about restrictions they have adopted
Marysville No watering between 8 a.m. and 6 p.m.
Oroville No watering between 8 a.m. and 6 p.m.
Rancho Dominguez No watering between 8 a.m. and 6 p.m.
Redwood Valley No watering between 8 a.m. and 6 p.m.
Salinas No watering between 8 a.m. and 6 p.m.
Selma No watering between 6 a.m. and 7 p.m.

  • Even addresses water on Wed., Fri., and Sun.
  • Odd addresses water on Tues., Thurs., Sat.

Adding to or refilling pools is only allowed on designated watering days before 10 a.m. or after 6 p.m.

Hosing down sidewalks, driveways, parking lots, or other paved areas is prohibited at all times unless necessary for public health and safety.

Washing cars, boats, or other vehicles is not permitted.

Stockton No watering between 11 a.m. and 6 p.m.
Visalia No watering between 8 a.m. and 6 p.m.

  • March through November: Even addresses water on Wed., Fri., Sun; odd addresses water on Tues., Thurs., Sat.
  • January, February, and December: Even addresses water on Sun.; odd addresses water on Sat.
Westlake No watering between 9 a.m. and 5 p.m.
Willows No watering between 8 a.m. and 6 p.m.