Water Supply Conditions

Watering Restricted to One Day Per Week

Effective June 1, 2022, outdoor landscape watering is restricted to one day per week. This is in response to an emergency drought directive from the Metropolitan Water District (MWD) to cities and districts that receive their water supply from the State Water Project. MWD is requiring that these water purveyors implement the one-day-per-week outdoor watering restriction to significantly reduce non-essential water use.

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

  • Landscape sprinkler irrigation is limited to 15 minutes per station or area, one day per week.
  • 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 05/19/2022 8:00 AM

Stage 1 Water Conservation Measures

On August 23, 2021, the Triunfo Water & Sanitation District Board of Directors initiated Stage 1 water conservation measures for all residential and business potable water customers. These are in addition to the permanent water use restrictions already in place.

Watering Days

Effective June 1, 2022, watering or irrigation of lawn, landscape, or other vegetated areas with potable water is restricted to one day per week. This provision 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. This provision does not apply to using a hand-held bucket or similar containers, a hand-held hose equipped with a positive self-closing water shut-off device, or for brief periods for the express purpose of adjusting or repairing an irrigation system.

Leaks, Breaks, or Malfunctions
All leaks, breaks, or other malfunctions in the water user's plumbing, distribution, or irrigation system must be repaired within 72 hours of observation and notification by the District.

Recycled Water Use for Construction
Use only recycled water for construction site dust control, consolidation of backfill, if available.

Other Prohibited Uses
The Board of Directors may implement additional prohibited water uses as determined by the District after notice to customers.


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