With drought conditions persisting throughout California, the State has adopted emergency regulations requiring an immediate reduction in water consumption.  The Norwalk City Council activated Citywide conservation measures and Phase II restrictions applicable to Norwalk Municipal Water System customers at their June 2nd meeting.

Current restrictions prohibit:

  • Using potable water to wash sidewalks, driveways or paved surfaces, except as required for sanitary purposes.

  • Washing of motor vehicles, trailers, boats unless done with a only a hand-held bucket or hose equipped with an automatic shut off nozzle for quick rinses. Water must not drain into the streets. (Washing of vehicles is highly recommended at a commercial car wash facility, where water goes through a treatment process and is reused.)

  • Using potable water in decorative water features (fountains) that do not recirculate the water.

  • Serving water at restaurants, cafés, cafeterias, or other public place where food is served or sold, unless the customer requests it.                               

 Residents must also:

  • Repair all leaks from outdoor and indoor plumbing fixtures.

  • Refrain from any activity that will cause water to drain into streets, sidewalks, or any other paved areas. 

Additional restrictions passed down from the Governor:

  • No outdoor irrigation is allowed during and within 48 hours following a measurable rain event.

  • Hotels and motels must offer guests the option to not have their linens and towels laundered daily.

  • Irrigation with potable water of ornamental turf (grass) on public street medians is not allowed.

  • Irrigation with potable water outside newly constructed homes and buildings that are not equipped with drip or microspray systems is prohibited.

New restrictions applicable to Norwalk Municipal Water System customers:

  • Outdoor irrigation is restricted to two times per week (Mondays and Thursdays only).

  • No watering between the hours of 6:00 a.m. and 6:00 p.m.

  • Sprinklers are limited to 15 minutes per station per day.

Phase II restrictions have been activated in order to achieve a 20% reduction in water consumption as required by the Statewide emergency drought regulations.  Please check with your water company for their landscape irrigation restrictions, as they may be different from the Norwalk Municipal Water System.

Liberty Utilities Customers, click here

Golden State Water Customer, click here

Click here to learn more about potential water conservation rebates.

Click here to find the watering schedules for customers of all three water purveyors serving Norwalk.

Click here to learn about drought-tolerant landscaping best practices.

Click here to learn about the Water Supply Reliability Self-Certification form submitted to the State Water Resources Board - 6/22/16


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