Mandatory water use restrictions will remain in place until further notice.
Stage 1 Water Shortage Level Conservation Measures
UPDATED: April 19, 2023
a. Watering of lawns, functional turf, trees, shrubs, vegetation, landscape and other outside irrigation is limited to three days per week.
b. The following watering schedule is established for all customers:
I. Monday, Wednesday, and Saturday ONLY
c. 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 as permitted during the three days per week watering allowance.
d. Exceptions to allow for irrigation outside of the designated periods include (1) 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 (2) the use of drip irrigation or other high-efficiency irrigation systems to apply water at a weekly volume consistent with the three-day watering restriction imposed on less efficient irrigation systems.
e. Potable water for irrigation of non-functional turf at commercial, industrial and institutional properties, including HOAs, is prohibited.
f. The application of potable water to landscapes during and within 48 hours after measurable rainfall is prohibited.
g. The use of potable water in a fountain or other decorative water features is prohibited, except where the water is part of a recirculating system.
h. All vegetation within Wildland-Urban Interface and Defensible Space will be maintained as required under Public
Resource Code 4291.
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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Water Service Center
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Alternate Fridays 8:00 AM – 5:00 PM
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Last updated March 22, 2023