Riverside Public Utilities

UPDATED 5/27/21

At RPU, we’ve moved from Stage 3 watering restrictions to a modified version of our original Stage 1 restrictions. Here's what that means for you:​

  • RPU customers can feel free to water as they wish, but as always, please consider conservation.

  • Customers may water anytime of the day or night, with no restricted hours.

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While some water use restrictions are easing, others have become state law. These wasteful activities are now prohibited across California and would be considered unreasonable uses of water:​

  • Hosing off sidewalks, driveways and other hardscapes with drinking water

  • Washing automobiles with hoses not equipped with a shut-off nozzle

  • Using non-recirculated water in a fountain or other decorative water feature

  • Watering lawns in a manner that that causes runoff, or within 48 hours after measurable precipitation

  • Irrigating ornamental turf on public street medians

  • Irrigating within 48 hours of rainfall

  • Substantial irrigation runoff