Water Conservation

Landscape Watering Schedule (EFFECTIVE MAY 1, 2015)

 Homes with Street Addresses Ending in an ODD NUMBER  Homes with Street Addresses Ending in an EVEN NUMBER
Apartments Condos, and Businesses 
 Sunday and
Saturday and
Monday and
  • Landscape irrigation using sprinklers is limited to no more than ten minutes maximum per watering station per assigned day. This requirement does not apply to drip, micro-irrigation, or stream rotor systems.
  • Watering of landscaped areas that are not irrigated by a landscape irrigation system may occur no more than two assigned days per week by using a hand-held container, hand-held hose with positive shut-off nozzle, or low-volume soaker hose.

The complete list of mandatory conservation measures associated with a Level 2 Declaration are defined in the Poway Municipal Code Chapter 8.94.

Poway’s Water Conservation Plan allows flexibility with these watering schedule restrictions for properties that have installed new low water-use landscaping. Recognizing that California-friendly plants need water to establish, the City Manager may grant an exemption or modification to these restrictions as necessary. The application form can be found here.

On April 1st Governor Brown issued an Executive Order calling on every Californian to reduce water use by 25% through February, 2016. On May 6, 2015, the State Water Resources Board is expected to adopt new statewide regulations.  The current proposed rules would establish water reduction targets from 20% to 35% depending on a City’s water use.  Poway’s water use is high and therefore our anticipated water reduction is 35%.

This summer, take the opportunity to reduce your outdoor water use by transitioning to artificial turf or California-friendly landscaping by taking advantage of rebate opportunities.