Watering Calendar

Watering Calendar

Download the Watering Calendar Flyer

The following outdoor water uses are prohibited:

  • Washing down driveways and sidewalks with potable water.
  • Causing runoff as a result of excess outdoor watering.
  • Using a hose to wash a motor vehicle, unless the hose is fitted with a shut-off nozzle.
  • Using potable water in a fountain or decorative water feature, unless the water is recirculated.
  • Leaks must be fixed within 48 hours.
  • Watering between 8 a.m. & 6 p.m. and 48 hours after rain events.

Know your watering days:

  • Summer watering is allowed 3 days per week.
    • Even-numbered addresses should water Sunday, Tuesday, and Thursday
    • Odd-numbered addresses should water Monday, Wednesday, and Friday
  • Winter watering will be allowed 1 day per week.
  • Use the watering schedule guide below for lawn & shrub areas.  
  • Times apply per irrigation zone.

NOTE:   The watering day restrictions do not apply to low flow drip irrigation (emitter must apply 2 gallons of water per hour or less), use of a hand-held bucket or a hand-held hose equipped with an automatic shut-off nozzle, or sites using recycled water.

Drought Watering Calendar

 Example:   Your front lawn is zone/station/valve 1 on your controller.  In August, you’ll schedule Zone 1 to water 3 days a week, with 2 start times (e.g. 4am & 6am).  You’ll schedule it to water 4 minutes for each start time. 

This equals 24 minutes in a week in August:  3 days per week X 2 start times X 4 minutes per start time.  

 The Watering Calculator

Watering Calculator

You can create a custom watering schedule for your landscape here.  This guide is based on plant material, sprinkler type, soil, and location (coastal vs. inland OC). 

Video's on how to adjust your specific type of watering timer can be found here.




For more information, please contact Nate Adams at 949-459-6533.


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