California Water Service Company

Time-of-day Watering Restrictions

UPDATED 5/27/21

In accordance with Cal Water’s Water Shortage Contingency Plan (Schedule 14.1, the “Plan”), Cal Water will enforce the outdoor irrigation times for each district below. The Plan also implements water waste penalties for customers when these water-use restrictions are found to be violated. Exemptions from these watering restrictions include:

  • Hand-watering,

  • Drip irrigation, and

  • Microspray irrigation on lawns, landscaping, and trees.

Violation of any of these water-use restrictions may be subject to enforcement measures, including a fine of up to $50 for each day the violation occurs, installation of flow restrictors, or discontinuance of water service. Waste of water in Cal Water service areas can be reported using the Report Leaks and Waste form. Cal Water has a range of residential and commercial programs available to help our customers reduce their water use.

DistrictWatering Hours

Antelope ValleyNo watering between 8 a.m. and 6 p.m.

BakersfieldNo watering between 9 a.m. and 6 p.m.

BayshoreNo watering between 8 a.m. and 6 p.m.

Bear Gulch
(Except Menlo Park)No watering between 8 a.m. and 6 p.m.

Bear Gulch
(Menlo Park only)No watering between 8 a.m. and 6 p.m.

ChicoNo watering between 8 a.m. and 6 p.m.

DixonNo watering between 8 a.m. and 6 p.m.

East Los Angeles
(except Montebello)No watering between 8 a.m. and 6 p.m.

East Los Angeles
(Montebello only)Watering is allowed for up to 15 minutes per station before 10 a.m. or beginning one hour before sunset

 

  • Even addresses water on even numbered days

  • Odd addresses water on odd numbered days

Kern River ValleyNo watering between 8 a.m. and 6 p.m.

King CityNo watering between 8 a.m. and 6 p.m.

LivermoreNo watering between 9 a.m. and 6 p.m.

Los AltosPlease check with your city government about restrictions they have adopted

MarysvilleNo watering between 8 a.m. and 6 p.m.

OrovilleNo watering between 8 a.m. and 6 p.m.

Rancho DominguezNo watering between 8 a.m. and 6 p.m.

Redwood ValleyNo watering between 8 a.m. and 6 p.m.

SalinasNo watering between 8 a.m. and 6 p.m.

SelmaNo watering between 6 a.m. and 7 p.m.

 

  • Even addresses water on Wed., Fri., and Sun.

  • Odd addresses water on Tues., Thurs., Sat.

Adding to or refilling pools is only allowed on designated watering days before 10 a.m. or after 6 p.m.

Hosing down sidewalks, driveways, parking lots, or other paved areas is prohibited at all times unless necessary for public health and safety.

Washing cars, boats, or other vehicles is not permitted.

StocktonNo watering between 11 a.m. and 6 p.m.

VisaliaNo watering between 8 a.m. and 6 p.m.

 

  • March through November: No watering on Monday, Thursday, or Friday. Even addresses water on Wed. and Sun; odd address water on Tues. and Sat.

  • December, January, and February: No watering.

WestlakeNo watering between 9 a.m. and 5 p.m.

WillowsNo watering between 8 a.m. and 6 p.m.