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New Watering Hours Go Into Effect This Month

(SAN DIEGO) The City of San Diego has updated its mandatory water conservation requirements, effective Nov. 1, 2009, as part of a Level 2 Drought Alert Condition. These updated water conservation measures include two significant changes — the hours and length of time you can water. Specifically, the time has changed so that you may water after 4 p.m. (rather than 6 p.m.) to accommodate the end of daylight-savings time. In addition, the length of time you may water has been shortened by three minutes, to seven from 10. Assigned watering days have not changed.

Limit the watering of lawns and landscapes to three days per week November through May.

• Even numbered addresses: Saturdays, Mondays, Wednesdays.
• Odd numbered addresses: Sundays, Tuesdays, Thursdays.
• Apartments, condos, businesses: Mondays, Wednesdays, Fridays.

On your watering day, you may only water before 10 a.m. or after 4 p.m.

Landscape irrigation using sprinklers is limited to no more than seven minutes maximum per watering station per assigned day (does not apply to drip, micro-irrigation, stream rotor, rotary heads, hose end sprinklers with timers or valves operated by a weather-based irrigation controller).