Drought Information

As a result of the significant drought relief California has experienced during the 2016 through 2017 winter, the City's Water Management Plan was updated by the City Council on March 21, 2017. Please take note of the changes. We recommend reading Ordinance Number 1477 in its entirety for a complete understanding.

The City wishes to extend a sincere thank you to all Tustin Water Services customers. Your efforts resulted in saving 1.74 billion gallons of water since June 2015. This helped to relieve stress on both local groundwater and imported water supplies.

For more information on local water saving programs, rebates, and resources visit the Municipal Water District of Orange County at www.mwdoc.com.

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Enforcement

A Code Compliance Officer will be patrolling the City to ensure all provisions of Ordinance Number 1477 are being adhered to. 

Any violations are subject to the Administrative Citation Program, which provides individuals with an opportunity for compliance prior to the issuance of fines. Should the City receive a concern regarding a property, the Code Compliance Officer will investigate the complaint and provide drought information as the first level of contact.

CITY LANDSCAPED AREAS

Per the direction of Governor Brown, the City has turned off all irrigation to City medians landscaped with turf that use potable water. City staff is working with a landscape design team to rehabilitate these areas as funding becomes available over the next few years.

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Many landscaped areas throughout the City such as green belts, median strips and parks are irrigated with non-potable/recycled water. 

Non-potable/recycled water is not subject to the new State regulations as it is treated wastewater.