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9/19/2022 - Irrigation Restrictions in Effect

Irrigation Restrictions in the Cambria CSD Service Area

We may have been singing in the rain last night, but there is still a drought in Cambria!

Please be mindful of ongoing irrigation restrictions, including the restriction on irrigating within 48 hours of measurable rainfall (Cambria received 0.87" according to SLO County Public Works). A summary of all irrigation restrictions currently in effect is included below.

Water Shortage Response ActionStageEffective Date
Irrigation shall not allow run-off from the area being watered.1Always
Watering shall not take place between the hours of ten a.m. and six p.m.1Always
Watering shall be limited to the amount of water necessary to maintain landscaping.1Always
No application of potable water to outdoor landscapes (turf and ornamental landscapes) within 48 hours before, during, or after a rainfall event with measurable rainfall. Measurable rainfall for the region is defined as greater than or equal to 0.5 inches. 1Always
New landscaping should be limited to native or drought-tolerant plants.1Always
Limits on watering duration.  Watering or irrigating of lawns, landscape or other vegetated area with potable water using a landscape irrigation system or a watering device that is not continuously attended is limited to no more than 15 minutes per day per station.1Always
Irrigation of parks, school ground areas, and road median landscaping will not be permitted more than twice a week.1Always
Irrigation of ornamental turf on public medians with potable water is prohibited.  1Always
Refilling of irrigation water cisterns with potable water from the CCSD is prohibited.2June 9, 2022
Irrigation on public medians with potable water is prohibited.3August 18, 2022
Tune-up irrigation system by checking for and repairing leaks and damaged sprinklers.3August 18, 2022
Up to one day per week of landscape irrigation when using potable water; no more than 15 minutes per day per station. (Modified by Resolution 59-2022.)3August 18, 2022
Require property owners of large landscapes to certify compliance with irrigation restrictions.3August 18, 2022

Report Water Waste

Please use the Water Waste Report Form to let us know if you see or suspect water waste in Cambria.

Learn More

Use the links below to learn more about the full list of restrictions in place and resources available to help you save.

Thank you for all you do to protect Cambria's precious resources.

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