Eliminate Water Waste
The following practices are prohibited to eliminate water waste:
- Hosing off sidewalks, driveways, and other hardscapes
- Washing automobiles with hoses not equipped with a shut-off nozzle
- Using non-recirculated water in a fountain or other decorative water feature
- Watering lawns in a manner that causes runoff, or within 48 hours after measureable precipitation
- Irrigating ornamental turf on public street medians
Recommended Lawn Watering Schedule
The Recommended Lawn Watering Schedule is Three Days a Week
Reporting Water Waste
To anonymously report water waste, call the City of Whittier's Water Waste hotline at (562) 567-9530 or email firstname.lastname@example.org.
The California Drought
In April 2017, Governor Jerry Brown ended California's drought state of emergency in all California counties except Fresno, Kings, Tulare and Tuolumme. Though the state of emergency has ceased in most of California, state agencies have adopted an implementation plan to make conservation a way of life to better prepare for longer and more severe droughts caused by climate change.
- Governor Brown Lifts Drought Emergency, Retains Prohibition on Wasteful Practices (April 2017 - Press Release)
- Making Conservation a California Way of Life - Final Report (April 2017)
- Brown says California drought is over. But some restrictions will remain (News Article - Sacramento Bee - April 2017)
The City appreciates all that our residents have done to conserve water, and urges all residents to keep conserving and changing lifestyle habits, inside and outside the home, that lead to more conservation. Learn more about the water shortage and what you can do to save water by visiting:
- Save Our Water - Practical Water Saving Tips
- Central Basin - Water Saving Tips
- Be Water Wise - Gardening Tips
- Help Your Trees Survive The Drought
- Ayude A Sus Árboles A Sobrevivir La Sequía
Customers can also take advantage of various rebate programs that encourage conservation including Smart Irrigation Systems, water efficient appliances, rain barrels, and more.
- Visit SoCal Water$mart
What is the City Doing Towards Conservation?
The City is doing its part to conserve water by turning off water irrigation systems to turf on street medians. Turfs in City parks are equipped with Smart Irrigation Systems. Some of our parks are also irrigated with recycled water. Parks not irrigated with recycled water will also curtail watering.
View the City's Conservation progress and selecting Whittier.