Water Use Regulations

Complete Water Service Rules and Regulations

Conservation Related Rules

The Department of Water and Power (DWP) works hard to make sure the Bear Valley’s water resources are sustainably managed to delay the need for rationing and more restrictive water use regulations. Part of this effort is through the following (limited list of) water use rules and regulations. 

  • No hose washing of sidewalks, driveways, patios, decks, houses or other hard surfaces except when needed to protect public health and safety (permits are available upon request).
  • Landscape watering shall be done before 9 a.m. and after 6 p.m. from April 1st through November 1st with the exception of non-potable water, or per a DWP issued permit. .
    • No outdoor watering during, or within 48 hours following, measurable precipitation at the property location  (0.25” or current state standards).
    • All irrigation systems must be shut off and winterized November 1st through April 1st.
  • Follow the alternate day watering schedule (even/odd):
    • If your address ends in an odd number, you may water on odd calendar dates: 1st, 3rd, 5th, etc.
    • If your address ends in an even number, you may water on even calendar dates: 2nd, 4th, 6th, etc.
  • Water should be used reasonably and productively at all times.
  • All water leaks from any water line, faucet, toilet, etc. must be repaired once detected.
  • Customers are to water efficiently, eliminating runoff onto adjacent properties, public or private roadways, driveways, bare ground, and streets.
  • Automatic shut-off nozzles must be used on hand-held hoses.
  • Washing vehicles must be done with a bucket and a hose with an automatic shut-off nozzle.
  • There shall be no use of water from fire hydrants, except for fire protection and approved construction purposes.
  • Turf (grass) installations are subject to a landscape plan review and shall be limited to 25% of the landscaped area or 1,000 square feet, whichever is less. View a full list of landscape regulations.
  • Temporary watering exemptions are available, but you must obtain a water permit.


Download a copy of the DWP’s Water Conservation Policy.

View the full Water Service Rules and Regulations

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