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Water Conservation Hotline: (888) 605-7317


PERMANENT WATER CONSERVATION MEASURES

(Ordinance No. TSD-301)

Following are the basic, permanent, community-wide water conservation and water waste reduction measures set forth in the Triunfo Water & Sanitation District Water Conservation Ordinance:

  • Watering Hours - Watering or irrigation of lawn, landscape or other vegetated area with potable water is prohibited between the hours of 9:00 a.m. and 5:00 p.m. on any day except by use of a hand-held bucket or similar container, a hand-held hose equipped with a positive self-closing water shut-off device, or for very short periods for the express purpose of adjusting or repairing an irrigation system.
  • Watering Duration - Limit irrigation system watering to no more than 15 minutes per day per station. This does not apply to landscape irrigation systems that exclusively use very low-flow drip type irrigation systems when no emitter produces more than 2 gallons of water per hour and weather-based controllers or stream-rotor sprinklers that meet a 70% efficiency standard.
  • Run-Off - Application of water to outdoor landscapes in a manner that causes more than incidental runoff such that water flows onto adjacent property, non-irrigated areas, private and public walkways, roadways, parking lots, or structures is prohibited..
  • Washing Vehicles - Use of a hose that dispenses water to wash a motor vehicle is prohibited, except where a hose is fitted with a shut off nozzle or device attached to it that causes it to cease dispensing water immediately when not in use.

  • Driveways and Sidewalks - Application of potable water directly to driveways and sidewalks is prohibited.

  • Ornamental Fountains and Decorative Water Features - Use of potable water in an ornamental fountain or other decorative water feature is prohibited, except where the water is part of a recirculating system or the fountain is registered on the National Register of Historic Places.

  • Rain Events - Application of water to irrigate turf and ornamental landscapes during and within 48 hours after measurable rainfall of at least one/fourth of one inch of rain is prohibited.

  • Eating/Drinking Establishments - Serving of drinking water other than upon request in an eating or drinking establishment is prohibited during a period for which the Governor has issued a proclamation of a state of emergency based on drought conditions. Establishments include restaurants, hotels, cafes, cafeterias, bars or other public places where food or drink are served or purchased.

  • Leaks, Breaks or Malfunctions - All leaks, breaks, or other malfunctions in the water user’s plumbing, distribution, or irrigation system must be repaired within five (5) days of observation and notification by the District.

Click on the links below to learn more about our water conservation program, including available cash rebates for water-efficient products and appliances. We invite you to visit this page regularly for updates on the water supply situation and TWSD's ongoing conservation efforts.

Three Stages Water Supply Shortage Declaration

Water Conservation Rebate Program

Permanent Water Use Restrictions

TSD Ordinance No. TSD-301 - Water Conservation Policy


Tips on Saving Water

There are dozens of ways to save water in and around your home or business. Most require minimal changes in your daily routine – all can help to make a real difference in California’s water future, and save you money on your water bill. The links below provide a wealth of water-wise information. If you have questions, or would like to schedule a free Home Water Use Evaluation, please call our Water Conservation Hotline at (888) 605-7317.

Metropolitan Water District – Be Water Wise

Metropolitan Water District – SoCal Water $mart (Rebate Information)

California Urban Water Conservation Council H2OUSE Water Saver Home

United States Environmental Protection Agency – Water Sense


California WaterFix

The California WaterFix (formerly the Bay Delta Conservation Plan) is a part of California's overall water management portfolio. It is being developed as a 50-year habitat conservation plan with the goals of restoring the Sacramento-San Joaquin Delta ecosystem and securing California's water supplies. The California WaterFix would secure California's water supply by building new water delivery infrastructure and operating the system to improve the ecological health of the Delta. The California WaterFix would also restore or protect approximately 145,000 acres of habitat to address the Delta's environmental challenges.

Calleguas Municipal Water District has assembled a series of web links to videos, fact sheets, and other materials that offer extensive information about the California WaterFix. Click here to visit that page.