Is the City enforcing any water use prohibitions?

Yes, Santa Rosa is enforcing the following prohibitions and restrictions on water use:  

  • Waste of water due to breaks, leaks, or excess use is prohibited. This means that leaking faucets, toilets, and appliances, broken irrigation pipes, leaking irrigation valves, or broken sprinkler heads must be repaired immediately. Also, water runoff from properties due to any reason, for example from overwatering your yard or mis-directed sprinklers that "water" sidewalks, is prohibited and must be fixed immediately.  
  • Washing hard surfaces (e.g., sidewalks, driveways, and patios) with potable water is prohibited, unless required for public health and safety.   
  • Hose-end shut-off nozzles are required for all hoses.   
  • Restaurants may only serve water upon request.   
  • Hotel and lodging establishments must message about the drought, including laundering of linens only upon request.  
  • Pressure washing with potable water (except for public health and safety) is prohibited unless a variance is obtained from Santa Rosa Water.   
  • Landscape irrigation is limited to the hours of 8 p.m. to 6 a.m. 

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1. How is the City of Santa Rosa responding to the regional drought emergency?
2. What does a 20% mandatory reduction in water use mean?
3. How do I request an exemption or variance from a water use prohibition or restriction?
4. How do I cut back my water use if I'm already efficient with my water use?
5. What is considered efficient water use?
6. What is the 20% reduction target timeline compared to?
7. How can I figure out how much water I use?
8. Is the City enforcing any water use prohibitions?
9. How does the City enforce the prohibition on water waste?
10. How do I report water waste?
11. Is washing cars at home allowed?
12. How will my water bill be affected by the drought?
13. What resources are available to help me reduce my water use?
14. What will happen if we do not get rain this coming winter?
15. How are other cities affected?
16. Why do we continue to allow new building and development during a water shortage?
17. Where can I find additional information?