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ETWD’s Water Conservation Requirements

Outdoor water use restrictions set by the Metropolitan Water District of Southern California went into effect on Wednesday, June 1, for more than 6 million Los Angeles, San Bernardino and Ventura county residents. Households in these jurisdictions are prohibited from watering their lawns more than once a week in an effort to reduce water use by 35% amid the state’s third year of drought with no relief in sight.

The El Toro Water District (ETWD) declared a Level 2 water shortage. A Level 2 water shortage has no restrictions on when to irrigate, but ETWD continues to urge its customers to save as much water as possible and to follow its Permanent Water Conservation Requirements.

If ETWD is required to move to a Level 3 water shortage, irrigating would be restricted to three days a week from May through September and two days a week from October through April. The Laguna Woods irrigation schedule would move to Tuesday, Wednesday and Saturday or Sunday. Areas irrigated by recycled water are exempt from Level 2 and Level 3 requirements. 

Current Los Angeles, San Bernardino and Ventura counties’ water restrictions do not apply to ETWD customers. The VMS Department of Landscaping Services is proactively monitoring developments with the ETWD and is prepared to implement any new mandates once they are issued. As soon as that happens, residents will be notified.

For the El Toro Water District's Spring 2022 newsletter, click here

For more water-wise conversation tips, click here.     

For more information on water conservation, click here.   

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