The following is a list of mandatory conservation measures cities and water districts with policing powers have enacted. It does not include rate increases imposed by water districts for excess use.
“Restricted” means watering is not allowed during daytime hours and, in most cases, only every other day, based on odd/even dates corresponding with odd/even addresses.
There are some exceptions to the restrictions and prohibitions. For example, lawn watering is allowed if a hand-held hose with a shut-off nozzle, a bucket or drip-irrigation system is used. Fountains can be operated if its system uses recycled water and water can be served in restaurants if a customer requests it.
The Orange County Water District and Metropolitan Water District of Orange County have established a water information center. People with questions about specific restrictions and prohibitions in one or more cities or who want to learn more about water-saving practices can call the center’s hot line at (800) 794-9287.
A (+) denotes the restriction is already enacted. All phone numbers are (714) area code unless noted.
RESTRICTED For More Information Landscape Pool/Spa Car City Phone Watering Refilling Washing Anaheim 563-0564 + Brea 990-7757 Buena Park 521-9900 + Costa Mesa* 754-5688 Cypress 229-6745 Dana Point** 248-3560 + + Fountain 965-4493 Valley Fullerton 738-6886 + + Garden Grove 741-5395 Huntington 536-5599 + Beach Irvine* 724-7609 La Habra (213) 905-9701 + + + La Palma 523-1140 + + + Laguna Beach** 497-0705 Laguna Niguel** 643-1610 + + Los Alamitos 827-8670 Mission Viejo** 582-2489 + + Newport Beach 644-3011 + + + Orange 288-2475 + + Placentia 993-8117 San Clemente 361-8259 + + + San Juan 493-1171 + + Capistrano* Santa Ana 565-4018 + Seal Beach 828-8550 Stanton 220-2220 + Tustin 544-8890 Villa Park 998-1500 Westminster 898-3311 Yorba Linda* 777-3018
PROHIBITED Water Washing Operating Served in Down Car Pool/Spa City Fountains Restaurants Pavement Washing Refilling Anaheim + + + + Brea + + Buena + + Park Costa Mesa* Cypress Dana + + + Point** Fountain Valley Fullerton + + + Garden Grove Huntington + + + Beach Irvine* La Habra + + + La Palma + + + Laguna Beach** Laguna + + + Niguel** Los Alamitos Mission + + + Viejo** Newport + + + Beach Orange + + Placentia San + + + Clemente San Juan + + + Capistrano* Santa Ana + + + Seal Beach Stanton + + + Tustin Villa Park Westminster Yorba Linda*
New Construction City Permits Anaheim + Brea Buena + Park Costa Mesa* Cypress Dana + Point** Fountain Valley Fullerton + Garden Grove Huntington + Beach Irvine* La Habra La Palma Laguna Beach** Laguna + Niguel** Los Alamitos Mission + Viejo** Newport + Beach Orange + Placentia San Clemente San Juan Capistrano* Santa Ana Seal Beach Stanton + Tustin Villa Park Westminster Yorba Linda*
* Water in these cities is serviced by one water district that has authority to pass water restriction ordinances. Costa Mesa is served by the Mesa Consolidated Water District, Irvine by the Irvine Ranch Water District, San Juan Capistrano by the Capistrano Valley Water District and Yorba Linda by the Yorba Linda Water District. ** These cities are served by two or more water districts that have authority to pass water restriction ordinances. The restrictions and prohibitions are limited to customers of the El Toro and Moulton Niguel water districts. To find out what water district serves your area, contact the city at the number listed. Source: Individual cities