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Yes. The City is utilizing the services of a consulting Code Compliance Officer to assist in public education and enforcement of Ordinance Number 1477. Anyone in violation of Ordinance Number 1477 will be subject to the City's Administrative Citation Program.
Pre-citations will be provided in accordance with the program to provide water customers with an opportunity to correct the violation before a fine is issued.
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The largest use of water for most customers is outdoor water use. We recommend focusing your conservation efforts on outdoor water use while maintaining your conservation-minded indoor water use. The City's is restricting outdoor water use to 2 days per week, which can accomplish an immediate reduction of 15% to 28%.
Upgrading old appliances, such as washers and toilets, to water-efficient models will also help you save water.
A properly managed pool or spa can be an appropriate use of water. Use the following tips to help save water and money:
The City stopped irrigating turf medians that utilize potable water in April 2015. City parks that utilize potable water for landscape irrigation are being watered to meet the requirements for Ordinance Number 1477.
Portions of the City are in the Irvine Ranch Water District service area and utilize recycled water for irrigating public landscape.
Recycled water is not subject to Ordinance Number 1477.
It is the City’s intent to educate through outreach and community involvement prior to the issuance of any penalties.
The procedures adopted by Council state that prior to the issuance of a, the City will utilize the administrative enforcement program with an emphasis on resolving the matter through personal contact, education, and notices prior to the imposition of any penalty.
The Tustin Ranch Golf Course uses non-potable water for irrigation provided by the Irvine Ranch Water District. There are no golf courses within the City's water service area.
A postcard is being mailed to all Tustin Water Services customers letting them know of the updates to the Water Management Plan.
View the postcard on the Drought Information and Water conservation page.
Follow these tips to find leaks inside or outside your home: