Sweetwater Authority

UPDATED 5/27/21

(National City)

On June 22, 2016, Sweetwater Authority’s Governing Board voted to rescind the Level 2 - Drought Alert status and resume a Level 1 - Drought Watch status. Water waste prohibitions are still in place.

Mandatory water use restrictions:

Landscape irrigation with sprinklers limited to Three  (3) days/week.

Customer can choose which days to run irrigation systems.

Limit irrigation systems to no more than 10 minutes per station.


A 30 Day grace period is extended to customer establishing new lawns.


Irrigation systems with drip/micro-irrigation, stream rotor sprinklers, or weather based irrigation controllers may run for longer than 10 minutes, but only for 3 days/week.