Water Conservation

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Essential Measures

Currently, a Level 1 Water Supply Shortage resolution is in effect, which means the following additional water use restrictions are being enforced:

  • Watering Days: Under Level 1, watering or irrigating is allowed Tuesday, Thursday and Saturday ONLY.
  • Obligation to Fix Leaks, Breaks, or Malfunctions: Excessive use, loss, or escape of water through leaks, breaks, or other malfunctions in the water user's plumbing must be repaired within 48 hours unless arrangements have been made with the City.
  • Irrigating landscape with potable water any day other than Tuesday, Thursday, or Saturday beginning on the first day of April through the end of the last day of the following September, is prohibited, except for very short periods of time for the express purpose of adjusting or repairing the irrigation system.
  • Irrigating landscape with potable water any day other than Tuesday or Saturday beginning on the first day of October through the end of the last day of the following March, is prohibited, except for very short periods of time for the express purpose of adjusting or repairing the irrigation system.

Resources

More information on local water restrictions and conservation efforts:

Careful water management is essential to ensure a reliable minimum supply of water to meet current and future water supply needs. Signal Hill is located in an area of California designated as having exceptional drought conditions (PDF). Active water conservation measures (PDF) must be taken at all times, not just during droughts.

For some suggestions on how to maintain your lawn and conserve water, please watch the following video: Grass Can Always Be Greener. You may decide that you'd like to reduce water consumption by opting to remove your lawn and replace it with native plant material. 

Let's not forget about our trees during the drought. For tips on how to save your landscape trees while conserving water, please read Water Wise Tree Care. It is possible to save water and trees (PDF)!

Water Conservation August 2018

Parkway Landscape Guide and No-Fee Permit

Landscaping the parkway in front of your home with drought tolerant vegetation in combination with, or without, hardscape materials is one way to conserve water. Water Conservation and Landscaping are important partners.

Please see the City's Parkway Landscape Guide (PDF) for some attractive and water conserving ideas. Once you have a plan, simply complete a No-Fee Parkway Encroachment Permit (PDF) and submit it along with your plan to the Public Works Department for review.

Los Angeles County hosts a series of FREE Smart Gardening Workshops. Sign up for a workshop in your area to learn more about drought tolerant gardening in their beginner, intermediate, and advanced level classes.