Lawn & Gardening Water Regulations
The City has a Water Conservation Ordinance under Lawn & Gardening Regulations, which outlines a permanent odd/even watering schedule from June 1 through September 30 each year.
Home addresses ending in an even number are allowed to water on even calendar days while home addresses ending in an odd number are allowed to water on odd calendar days.
Water Use Habits
| Activity||Typical Usage||Water-Saving Habits|
|Showering||20-40 gallons (5 gallons per minute)||5 gallons (wet down, soap up, rinse off)|
|Tub Bathing||36 gallons (full)||10-15 gallons (low-level)|
|Toilet Flushing||6 gallons||1.6 gallon with new standard toilet|
|Teeth Brushing||2 gallons (tap running)||1 pint (wet, brush, rinse briefly)|
|Hand Washing||2 gallons (tap running)||1 gallon (fill basin, rinse briefly)|
|Shaving||3-5 gallons (tap running)||1 gallon (fill basin, rinse briefly)|
|Dish Washing||20 gallons (tap running)||5 gallons (wash, rinse, in pan or sink)|
|Automatic Dishwasher||15 gallons (full cycle)||DO ONLY FULL LOADS|
|Clothes Washer||36-60 gallons (full cycle)||DO ONLY FULL LOADS|
|Outdoor Watering||5-10 gallons per minute||Be sensible|