Pasadena’s Summer Watering Schedule is now in effect, and outdoor watering is limited to three days a week, although this may still be more than what your landscape needs, Pasadena Water and Power announced on Twitter Saturday.
On its website, PWP said ongoing conservation is essential.
“Please do your part to conserve and water your landscape only as needed. In Pasadena, outdoor watering is limited to Tuesday, Thursday, and Saturday until October 31, and is restricted to one day a week on Saturday in the fall or winter, between November 1 and March 31. Watering must be done before 9 a.m and after 6 p.m.,” PWP said.
All property owners are also required to fix leaks, breaks, or other sprinkler system malfunctions when they find them, or within 72 hours upon receiving a notice from PWP.
Aside from the seasonal restrictions, PWP also implements permanent water waste prohibitions, which include no watering outdoors between 9 a.m. and 6 p.m., except with a hand-held container or hose with a shut-off nozzle, or for very short periods when adjusting a sprinkler system; and no watering during and within 48 hours after periods of significant rain.
PWP also prohibits water flow or runoff onto adjacent property, non-irrigated areas, private and public walkways, roadways, parking lots or structures; and excessive water flow or runoff onto the pavement, gutters or ditches from watering or irrigating landscapes or vegetation of any kind.
The restrictions do not apply to some exempted situations outlined in the Pasadena Municipal Code, which include landscape irrigation zones that exclusively use low flow drip type irrigation systems where no emitter produces more than 2 gallons of water per hour; and watering or irrigating by use of a hand-held bucket or similar container, or a hand-held hose equipped with a water shut-off nozzle or device.
Watering is also exempted when it is for very short periods of time to adjust or repair an irrigation system, maintain trees as necessary to sustain their health and viability, maintain vegetation, including fruit trees and shrubs, intended for consumption; and to maintenance of landscape for fire protection.
To learn more about Pasadena’s permanent water waste restrictions and city ordinance, visit this Pasadena Municipal Code resource.