Mandatory Water Conservation Measures

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In May 2015, Governor Brown issued Executive Order B-29-15, directing the State Water Resources Control Board to prepare the regulatory framework established with Resolution 2015-0032 which mandates the City of Glendora to reduce water consumption by 36%.  

On May 26, 2015, the Glendora City Council adopted an Emergency Drought Response Plan which included the adoption of an Urgency Ordinance, adding Section 14.34.120 Emergency Drought Conditions to the Glendora Municipal Code (GMC).   (Resolution CC 2015-21)  This ordinance became effective immediately complying with the State mandate.

Fortunately, last winter refilled many of the reservoirs in the northern part of the State so the water consumption reduction mandate was reduced to 20% for the City of Glendora. Due to that alteration, there have been a few changes to the current water conservation regulations.

Below is a summary of the water conservation regulations now in effect. View the Drought Conservation Measures.
For a complete list, please refer to GMC 14.34 

  1. Limit watering of outdoor ornamental landscapes or turf to no more than 30 minutes per station per week and not more than 6 minutes at each station per cycle is required. Water efficient sprinkler systems (i.e. drip irrigation, bubblers, etc.) which cannot adequately provide enough water to the landscape in 30 minutes are given an exception for an additional 15 minutes as long as there is no runoff and the property maintains a 20% reduction in water consumption.   
  2. No watering between 10:00 a.m. to 5:00 p.m. from March 1 - October 31. From November 1 - March 1, watering is restricted from 10:00 a.m. to 4:00 p.m.  
  3. No watering during and within 48 hours after a measurable rainfall.
  4. No washing down sidewalks and driveways;
  5. No watering outdoor landscapes in a manner that causes excess runoff;
  6. No washing a motor vehicle with a hose, unless the hose is fitted with a shut-off nozzle;
  7. No operating a fountain or decorative water feature, unless the water is part of a recirculating system; and
  8. New developments, private projects and additions are subject to the California State Model Water Efficient Landscape Ordinance.
  1. All residential users, inclusive of single family, and multi-family 2-4 units shall reduce their water consumption to at least the R-GPCD reflected in the table below.  Residential users already at or below the target figures shall reduce their consumption by 10% as compared to the same billing cycle the year prior. For assistance with calculating your R-GPCD click here.
Report Month 2013 R-GPCD 2015/16 Target R-GPCD
June 239.83 145.82
July 257.70 156.68
August 266.23 161.87
September 236.94 144.06
October 215.77 131.19
November 174.92 106.35
December 143.29 87.12
January  114.93 69.88
February 136.48 82.98
March 163.11 99.17
April 189.46 115.19
May 239.37  145.54
Residential users already below the target R-GPCD shall reduce their usage by 10% as
compared to the same billing cycle the prior year.  
  1. Restaurants and other food service establishments can only serve water to customers upon request;  and
  2. Operators of hotels and motels must provide guests with the option of choosing not to have towels and linens laundered daily and prominently display notice of this option. 
  3. All non-residential users with landscape areas greater than 500 square feet shall be required to reduce their consumption by 25% less than the consumption compared to the same billing months from the year 2013.
  4. All non-residential users with no or landscape areas at or under 500 square feet shall be required to reduce their consumption by 10% less than the consumption as compared to the same billing months from the year 2013.

Penalties for Violating Water Restrictions:

• First offense – Written courtesy notice, required Water Use Efficiency Audit, and opportunity to correct the violation
• Second offense - $250 penalty
• Third offense - $1,000 penalty

For information on the mandatory restrictions or to schedule a Free Water Use Efficiency Audit, where staff will come out to review your household water use,
please call the Water Division at (626) 852-4838