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EMERGENCY DROUGHT REGULATIONS

In response to Governor Brown's Executive Order B-29-15 and regulations adopted by the Office of Administrative Law, all urban water suppliers are required to reduce overall water production by a certain percentage, determined by the State Water Resources Control Board (SWRCB) and in comparison to 2013, and to implement mandatory water restrictions to comply with the Emergency Drought Regulations or be subject to large fines.

The SWRCB has placed the Twentynine Palms Water District into conservation goal Tier 7 that requires a 28% reduction in overall potable water produced.  To comply with the regulations and to help the District meet the conservation goal of 28%, the Board of Directors adopted Resolution 15-07 setting forth mandatory water restrictions as indicated below:

  • Outdoor irrigation of ornamental landscapes and turf are prohibited between the hours of 9:00 am and 6:00 pm 
  • Restaurants shall serve water only upon request
  • Controllable leaks shall be repaired within a reasonable period of time after notification
  • A request will be made of hotels to place messaging in hotel rooms asking guests to conserve water
  • Applying water to outdoor landscapes in a manner that causes runoff such that water flows onto adjacent property, non-irrigated areas, private and public walkways, roadways, parking lots, or structures is prohibited 
  • Using a hose to wash an automobile except where the hose is equipped with a shut off nozzle is prohibited
  • Applying water to any hard surface including, but not limited to, driveways, sidewalks, and asphalt is prohibited
  • Using potable water in a fountain or other decorative water feature, except where the water is part  of a recirculating system is prohibited
  • Use of water to wash down buildings or structures for purposes other than immediate fire protection is prohibited
  • Flushing gutters or permitting water to run or accumulate in any gutter or street is prohibited
  • The application of potable water to outdoor landscapes during and within 48 hours after measurable rainfall
  • Limit outdoor irrigation of ornamental landscapes or turf with potable water to no more than 3 days per week
  • The irrigation with potable water of ornamental turf on public street medians
  • The irrigation with potable water of landscapes outside of newly constructed homes and buildings in a manner inconsistent with regulations or other requirements established by the California Buildings Standards Commission and the Department of Housing and Community Development

Please help the Twentynine Palms Water District meet this conservation goal by following the water restrictions and to save water wherever possible.  To report water waste, call the District office at (760) 367-7546.

Planting Tips

  • The use of mulch helps to retain moisture when establishing new plants.
  • When planting during the warmer months, plant during the early morning hours or late evenings and water generously. This allows the water to seep down into the roots and gives the plant a much needed drink before the heat of the day sets in.