Water Supply Conditions

Watering Restricted to One Day Per Week

At its September 19 meeting, the Triunfo Water & Sanitation District board of directors approved reducing the amount of once-a-week sprinkler irrigation time per water station from 15 to 10 minutes, as mandated by the Metropolitan Water District of Southern California. The reduction in watering time takes effect on October 1.

We commend everyone's efforts to conserve and understand the hardship the watering restriction places on our customers. Significant water use reduction is essential if we want to prevent a complete ban on outdoor watering.

Specific guidelines for the one-day-per-week watering restriction include:

  • Effective October 1, 2022: landscape sprinkler irrigation is limited to 10 minutes per station or area, one day per week, per the requirement of the Metropolitan Water District (MWD).
  • Watering is prohibited between 9:00 a.m. and 5:00 p.m., except by use of a hand-held bucket or similar container or hose equipped with a positive self-closing water shut-off device.
  • Customers may choose the day of the week on which they wish to water.
  • Exceptions to the one-day-per-week limit include hand-watering of trees and other perennials, drip irrigation systems, and areas irrigated with recycled water.

Customers who do not comply with the district’s water use restrictions are subject to penalties including a written warning, fines from $100 to $250 (per violation), or installation of a flow restricting device in the case of multiple violations. Triunfo’s water metering system is fully automated, and district staff have access to real-time usage data for all customer accounts. NOTE: Customers also have access to this data through Triunfo’s online Customer Portal.

The one-day-per-week watering mandate is in addition to Triunfo’s existing water use guidelines.

We understand the hardship this restriction places on customers, but significant water use reduction is absolutely essential if we want to prevent a complete ban on outdoor watering. MWD has indicated such a ban may be implemented later this year if we do not achieve sufficient conservation now.

For answers to frequently asked questions about the one-day-per-week watering restriction, click here. If you still have questions, please send an email to [email protected].

Last Updated 12/04/2022 8:00 AM

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As a drought response measure, the Las Virgenes-Triunfo Joint Powers Authority is making FREE recycled water available to qualified residential customers at its recycled water fill station in Calabasas. Click here for information.


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