Drought information is rapidly evolving and updated frequently. Mandatory water use restrictions will remain in place until further notice, with the possibility of moving to a “no outdoor water use” restriction for all customers as the year progresses.
Stage 2 Water Shortage Level Conservation Measures
EFFECTIVE: JUNE 23, 2022
(1.) Potable water for irrigation of non-functional turf at commercial, industrial and institutional properties, including HOAs is prohibited.
(2.) Watering of functional turf (including residential lawns), shrubs and other vegetation is limited to one day per week.
- Watering Schedule:
Addresses ending in ODD numbers – Sundays ONLY
Addresses ending in Even numbers – Saturdays ONLY
No watering between 9 a.m. and 6 p.m. (daylight savings time)
- Watering Schedule:
Exceptions to allow for irrigation outside of the designated periods include:
- The hand watering of trees, food plants or other perennials with use of a container (e.g. bucket or watering can) or a hose fitted with a shut-off nozzle and
- The use of drip irrigation or other high-efficiency irrigation systems to apply water at a weekly volume consistent with the one-day watering restriction imposed on less efficient irrigation systems.
- Irrigation of sport activity fields as necessary to maintain playing surface quality.
(3.) Watering or irrigating of functional turf, landscape or other vegetated area with potable water using a landscape irrigation system or a watering device is limited to no more than 10 minutes per day per station.
(4.) Irrigation of park and school ground areas with potable water will only be permitted during the once weekly designated irrigation periods noted above.
(5.) All vegetation within Wildland-Urban Interface and Defensible Space will be maintained as required under Public Resource Code 4291.
(6.) The application of potable water to landscapes during and within 48 hours after measurable rainfall is prohibited.
(7.) The irrigation of newly constructed homes and building exteriors with potable water is prohibited unless drip or microspray systems are used.
(8.) The use of potable water in a fountain or other decorative water feature is prohibited, except where the water is part of a recirculating system.
(9.) The City must provide prompt notice to customers when information indicates a leak may exist within end-user’s control.
(10.) Irrigation of ornamental turf on medians with potable water is prohibited.
Permanent water conservation measures listed under Oxnard City Code Chapter 22, Sec. 22-136 must always be followed regardless of water shortage level. Declaration of a water shortage level imposes additional water use restrictions.
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Last updated June 29, 2022