• Water shall be used for beneficial purposes only; all unnecessary and wasteful uses of water are prohibited.
  • Water shall be confined to the customer’s property and shall not be allowed to run-off to adjoining properties or to the roadside ditch or gutter. Care shall be taken not to water past the point of saturation.
  • Free-flowing hoses for all uses are prohibited. Automatic shut-off devices shall be attached on any hose or filling apparatus in use.
  • Leaking customer pipes or faulty sprinklers shall be repaired within five (5) working days or less if warranted by the severity of the problem.
  • All pools, spas, and ornamental fountains/ponds shall be equipped with a recirculation pump and shall be constructed to be leak-proof. Pool draining and refilling shall be allowed only for health, maintenance, or structural considerations.
  • Washing streets, parking lots, driveways, sidewalks, or buildings, except as necessary for health, esthetic or sanitary purposes, is prohibited.
  • Customers are encouraged to take advantage of the water agency’s conservation programs and rebates.

  • Water shall be used for beneficial purposes only; all unnecessary and wasteful uses of water are prohibited.
  • Water shall be confined to the customer’s property and shall not be allowed to run-off to adjoining properties or to the roadside ditch or gutter. Care shall be taken not to water past the point of saturation.
  • Free-flowing hoses for all uses are prohibited. Automatic shut-off devices shall be attached on any hose or filling apparatus in use.
  • Leaking customer pipes or faulty sprinklers shall be repaired within five (5) working days or less if warranted by the severity of the problem.
  • All pools, spas, and ornamental fountains/ponds shall be equipped with a recirculation pump and shall be constructed to be leak-proof. Pool draining and refilling shall be allowed only for health, maintenance, or structural considerations.
  • Washing streets, parking lots, driveways, sidewalks, or buildings, except as necessary for health, esthetic or sanitary purposes, is prohibited.
  • Customers are encouraged to take advantage of the water agency’s conservation programs and rebates.
  • Reduce landscape and pasture irrigation by 5 to 10%. Customers with “smart” irrigation timers or controllers are asked to set their controllers to achieve 90 to 90% of the evapotranspiration (ET rate). Drip irrigation systems are excluded from this requirement.
  • Reduce indoor water use by 5 to 10%. Contact your water provider for tips and techniques to reduce indoor water use.
  • Users of construction meters and fire hydrant meters will be monitored for efficient water use.

  • Water shall be used for beneficial purposes only; all unnecessary and wasteful uses of water are prohibited.
  • Water shall be confined to the customer’s property and shall not be allowed to run-off to adjoining properties or to the roadside ditch or gutter. Care shall be taken not to water past the point of saturation.
  • Free-flowing hoses for all uses are prohibited. Automatic shut-off devices shall be attached on any hose or filling apparatus in use.
  • Leaking customer pipes or faulty sprinklers shall be repaired within five (5) working days or less if warranted by the severity of the problem.
  • All pools, spas, and ornamental fountains/ponds shall be equipped with a recirculation pump and shall be constructed to be leak-proof. Pool draining and refilling shall be allowed only for health, maintenance, or structural considerations.
  • Washing streets, parking lots, driveways, sidewalks, or buildings, except as necessary for health, esthetic or sanitary purposes, is prohibited.
  • Customers are encouraged to take advantage of the water agency’s conservation programs and rebates.
  • Reduce landscape and pasture irrigation by 11 to 25%. Customers with “smart” irrigation timers or controllers are asked to set their controllers to achieve 75 to 89% of the evapotranspiration (ET) rate. Drip irrigation systems are excluded from this requirement.
  • Reduce indoor water use by 11 to 25%. Contact your water provider for tips and techniques to reduce indoor water use.
  • Users of construction meters and fire hydrant meters will be monitored for efficient water use.
  • Restaurants shall serve water only upon request.

  • Water shall be used for beneficial purposes only; all unnecessary and wasteful uses of water are prohibited.
  • Under SWRCB mandate, Orange Vale Water Company must reduce overall water usage by 36% from 2013 use.The amount each customer must reduce will vary depending on their current usage. For equity purposes, Orange Vale Water Company will work with high water users to obtain a reduction in water usage that may be significantly higher than 36%.
  • Water shall be confined to the customer’s property and shall not be allowed to run-off to adjoining properties, non-irrigated areas, private and public walkways, roadways, driveways, sidewalks, parking lots, structures or to the roadside ditch or gutter. Care shall be taken not to water past the point of saturation.
  • Free-flowing hoses for all uses are prohibited. Automatic shut-off devices shall be attached on any hose or filling apparatus in use. Customers are encouraged to wash automobiles or equipment at commercial establishments that use recycled or reclaimed water. Leaking customer pipes or faulty sprinklers shall be repaired within 24 hours or less if warranted by the severity of the problem. Non-compliance will result in water service being shut off until leak is repaired.
  • All pools and spas shall be equipped with a recirculation pump and shall be constructed to be leak-proof. All pools and spas shall either be covered when not in use or chemically-treated to reduce evaporation. Pool draining and refilling is prohibited unless specifically authorized by Orange Vale Water Company for health, maintenance, or structural purposes.
  • No potable water from the Orange Vale Water Company system shall be used to fill or refill artificial lakes, ponds or streams. Water use for ornamental ponds and fountains is prohibited.
  • Washing streets, parking lots, driveways, sidewalks, or buildings is prohibited.
  • Customers are encouraged to take advantage of the water agency’s conservation programs, incentives or any rebates that may be available at the time.
  • Irrigation on residential properties shall be limited to two days per week. The days of the week when outdoor water will be permitted shall be set based on the last digit of the street address. Odd addresses, streetscapes, and medians shall limit watering to Tuesdays and Saturdays; even addresses shall limit watering to Wednesdays and Sundays. Irrigation should be limited to the minimal amount of water necessary to keep plants and trees alive. Application of potable water to outdoor landscapes during and within 48 hours after measurable rainfall is prohibited.
  • Irrigation with potable water of ornamental turf on public street medians and streetscapes is prohibited. Commercial and institutional (CII) customers, which includes schools, parks and golf courses, can choose to submit an alternative water use reduction plan to Orange Vale Water Company for consideration. Unless there are extremely unusual circumstances, the plan should reduce water usage by the required 36%. Eating and drinking establishments, including but not limited to restaurants, hotels, cafes, cafeterias, bars, or other public places where food or drink are served and/or purchased shall serve water only upon request.
  • Flushing of sewers or fire hydrants is prohibited unless specifically authorized by Orange Vale Water Company.
  • Water for flow testing and construction purposes from water agency fire hydrants and blow-offs is prohibited unless specifically authorized by Orange Vale Water Company.
  • No new commitments will be made to provide service for new water service connections unless the Department of Water Resources Model Water Efficient Landscape Ordinance, found at http://www.water.ca.gov/wateruseefficiency/docs/MWELO09-10-09.pdf, is followed and the plans have been approved by the county or city building department which has jurisdiction over the property location. Any authorized landscape for new connections is subject to all restrictions set forth in Stage 4.
  • Customers are encouraged to reduce pasture irrigation by 36%-75%. Customers with “smart” irrigation timers or controllers are asked to set their controllers to achieve 50 to 74% evaporation (ET) rate. Drip irrigation systems are NOT excluded from this requirement.
  • 15. Water for flow testing and construction purposes from water agency fire hydrants and blow-offs is prohibited unless specifically authorized by Orange Vale Water Company.
  • 16. No new commitments will be made to provide service for new water service connections unless the Department of Water Resources Model Water Efficient Landscape Ordinance, found at http://www.water.ca.gov/wateruseefficiency/docs/MWELO09-10-09.pdf, is followed and the plans have been approved by the county or city building department which has jurisdiction over the property location. Any authorized landscape for new connections is subject to all restrictions set forth in Stage 4.

The declaration of Long-Term Stage 5 water conservation requirements will be by the agency’s Board of Directors in a regular or special session. A long-term declaration is for water shortage conditions expected for a duration of more than 45 days.

  • Water shall be used for beneficial purposes only; all unnecessary and wasteful uses of water are prohibited.
  • Water shall be confined to the customer’s property and shall not be allowed to run-off to adjoining properties or to the roadside ditch or gutter. Care shall be taken not to water past the point of saturation.
  • Free-flowing hoses for all uses are prohibited. Automatic shut-off devices shall be attached on any hose or filling apparatus in use.
  • 4. Leaking customer pipes or faulty sprinklers shall be repaired immediately. Water service will be suspended until repairs are made.
  • All pools, spas, and ornamental fountains/ponds shall be equipped with a recirculation pump and shall be constructed to be leak-proof. No potable water from the District’s system shall be used to fill or refill swimming pools, artificial lakes, ponds or streams. Water use for ornamental ponds and fountains is prohibited.
  • Washing streets, parking lots, driveways, sidewalks, or buildings, except as necessary for health or sanitary purposes, is prohibited.
  • Customers are encouraged to take advantage of the water agency’s conservation programs and rebates.
  • Landscape and pasture irrigation is prohibited.
  • Reduce indoor water use by more than 50%. Contact you water provider for tips and techniques to reduce indoor water use.
  • Water for flow testing and construction purposes from water agency fire hydrants and blow-offs is prohibited. No potable water from the District’s system shall be used for construction purposes including but not limited to dust control, compaction, or trench jetting. Use of reclaimed water for construction purposes in encouraged.
  • Restaurants shall serve only upon request.
  • Flushing of sewers or fire hydrants is prohibited except in case of emergency and for essential operations.
  • Installation of new turf or landscaping is prohibited.
  • Automobiles or equipment shall be washed only at commercial establishments that use recycled or reclaimed water.
  • Water Crisis/Emergency tiered pricing will be implemented.
  • New connections to the District water distribution system will not be allowed.