Stage II Moderate Conservation Alert
Stage II Moderate Water Conservation Alert
The City of Chino Hills' Water Conservation Ordinance is currently implemented at a Stage II Moderate Conservation Alert level. Although the State of California is officially out of drought conditions, Californians must continue to follow smart water practices to ensure long-term viability of the water supply.
Your Outdoor Watering Days & Times are Designated
Residents and businesses are limited to three watering days per week and shall not exceed 15 minutes per watering-station, except for drip or micro-spray irrigation systems, which shall not exceed 30 minutes per station; and are prohibited from watering between the hours of 9 a.m. and 6 p.m.
Your Outdoor Irrigation Watering Days are Assigned Based on Your Street Address
The following designated watering days for outdoor irrigation are:
- Residential addresses ending in an even number may use water on Mondays, Wednesdays and Saturdays (except from 9 a.m. to 6 p.m.)
- Residential addresses ending in an odd number may use water on Tuesdays, Thursdays and Sundays (except from 9 a.m. to 6 p.m.)
- Non-residential addresses may use water on Mondays, Wednesdays and Fridays (except from 9 a.m. to 6 p.m.)
Additional Restrictions of the Stage II Moderate Water Conservation Alert
- Prohibits application of water to hard surfaces such as sidewalks, driveways, and parking areas etc. or irrigation causing runoff, etc.
- Requires the repair of leaks within 48 hours
- Prohibits use of water hose without a shutoff valve
- Prohibits irrigating outdoor landscape after measureable rain (1/10 inch or more within a 48 hour period)
- Limits pool-filling to the above specified irrigation days
- Decorative water fountains at commercial properties may only be operated if the water is part of a re-circulating system.
- Vehicles, trailers, boats, and livestock can be washed with a hand-held hose equipped with a shut-off nozzle.
- Restaurants may not serve water unless the customer requests water.
- Water may not run off or leak from landscaped areas to streets, sidewalks, or other paved areas due to incorrectly directed or maintained sprinklers or over watering.
- Fire hydrants may only be used for firefighting. *
*An exception may be made for construction use through a City-designated meter when recycled water is not available.
The Stage II Water Alert does not apply to areas where recycled water, flowing through purple pipes, is used.
Please note: Businesses may resume the use of outdoor misting devices during the summer heat.
New Ordinance Reinforces Need to Conserve Water With Ongoing Drought Conditions
The new ordinance reinforces the need to continue to conserve water with the current drought conditions. The City will continue to encourage the replacement of turf with drought tolerant vegetation; improve the water system to limit failures; increase the use of recycled water, and enforce water restrictions.