Drought Mandates

State Mandates

The STATE PROHIBITIONS that apply to EVERYONE include:

  • Usable potable (drinkable) water to wash sidewalks and driveways
  • Allowing runoff when irrigating with potable water
  • Using hoses with no shutoff nozzles to wash cars
  • Using potable water in decorative water features that do not recirculate the water
  • Irrigating outdoors during and within 48 hours following measurable rainfall
  • Irrigation with potable water of ornamental turf on public street medians
  • Irrigation with potable water outside of newly constructed homes and buildings that is not delivered by drip or microspray systems
  • Restaurants serving water to their customers unless the customer requests it
  • Hotels and motels must offer their guests the option to not have their linens and towels laundered daily, and prominently display this option in each guest room

For more information, visit:
the SCVH2o Website or the Water Wise Website

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