Water Use Regulations

 Complete Water Service Rules and Regulations

Conservation Related Rules

The Department of Water and Power (DWP) works hard to make sure the Bear Valley’s water resources are sustainably managed to delay the need for rationing and more restrictive water use regulations. Part of this effort is to ensure that our limited water supply is conserved and not wasted. The way we accomplish this is through the following (limited list of) water use rules and regulations:

  • No hose washing of sidewalks, driveways, patios, decks, houses or other hard surfaces except when needed to protect public health and safety (permits are available upon request).
  • Landscape watering shall be done before 9 a.m. and after 6 p.m. from April 1st through November 1st.
  • Follow the alternate day watering schedule (even/odd):
    • If your address ends in an odd number, you may water on odd calendar dates: 1st, 3rd, 5th, etc.
    • If your address ends in an even number, you may water on even calendar dates: 2nd, 4th, 6th, etc.
    • No outdoor watering during, or within 48 hours following, measurable precipitation.
    • All irrigation systems must be shut off and winterized November 1st through April 1st.
    • Water should be used reasonably and productively at all times.
    • All water leaks from any water line, faucet, toilet, etc. must be repaired once detected.
    • Water must be kept from running off onto adjacent properties, public or private roadways, and streets.
    • Automatic shut-off nozzles must be used on hand-held hoses.
    • Washing vehicles must be done with a bucket and a hose with an automatic shut-off nozzle.
    • There shall be no use of water from fire hydrants, except for fire protection and approved construction purposes.
    • Turf (grass) installations shall be limited to 1,000 square feet. If you already have turf, you may install additional turf that totals 1,000 square feet (including both existing and new turf). View a full list of landscape regulations.
    • Temporary watering exemptions are available, but you must obtain a water permit.


Download a copy of the DWP’s Water Conservation Policy.

View the full Water Service Rules and Regulations

Report Water Waste

909-866-LEAK or 909-866-5050, ext. 268

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