Escondido, City of
On August 17, 2016, the Escondido City Council voted to ease water restrictions from a Response Level 2 to a Response Level 1- Water Shortage Watch Condition. The approval removes the three days per week, seven minutes per station outdoor watering restrictions that had been in place since June 2015. Recent changes to state mandates now allow for a flexible approach to conservation after Escondido and the San Diego region showed sufficient supplies are available for the coming years. Customers still are encouraged to use water wisely. As a reminder, the following restrictions are enforced at all times regardless of which Response Level the city is in:
Leaks and line breaks must be repaired as soon as they are discovered.
Eliminate excessive runoff from over watering.
Irrigate landscapes between the hours of 6 p.m. and 10 a.m.
Fountains must re-circulate the water.
Watering or irrigating outdoor landscaping with potable water during rainfall or within 48 hours if rainfall is prohibited.
This provision does not apply to drip/micro-irrigation system and stream rotor sprinklers.