On June 1, 2021, the City of Pismo Beach City Council declared a Moderately Restricted Water Supply Condition. This action enacts several water use restrictions, many of which are mandatory by the State of California. For those who are not familiar with the water use restrictions, they include the following:

  • Use of water which results in excessive gutter runoff is prohibited.
  • No outdoor water use- except irrigation.
  • Washing cars or boats shall be attended and have a hand-controlled watering device, typically spring-loaded shutoff nozzle.
  • No water shall be used for cleaning driveways, patios, parking lots, sidewalks, streets, or other such uses except by the City contractor street sweeper, or where necessary to protect the public health and safety.
  • Using potable water in decorative water feature that do not recirculate the water is prohibited.
  • No outdoor irrigation between the hours of 10:00 a.m. and 4:00 p.m.
  • Even-numbered addresses may irrigate Mondays and Thursdays ONLY: Odd-numbered addresses may irrigate Tuesdays and Fridays ONLY.
  • Using outdoor irrigation during and 48 hours following measurable precipitation is prohibited. 
  • Restaurants shall serve drinking water only in response to a specific request by a customer. 
  • Hotels and motels must provide guests with the option of not having towels and linens laundered daily.
  • Use of potable water for compaction or dust control purposes in construction activities is prohibited. 

The most immediate change for residents is adjustment of their irrigation timers to comply with the change water supply restriction level. Residents should consult their irrigation timer manual, or their landscaping gardener to make the necessary adjustment. 

Violator of these restrictions will receive a warning letter for the first offense, and subsequent offenses will be met with increasing fine, starting at $100. Ultimately, severe water wasters who do not comply

 with the City’s mandatory water use restriction could have their water serviced turned off. We encourage everyone to reduce their water consumption as much as possible during their extended drought. For more tips on water conservation please visit: ThinkH2onow.com.