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Outdoor Water Use Rules

The following outdoor watering restrictions are in effect to encourage wise water use:

  • Leaks must be repaired.
  • When watering outdoor landscapes, avoid runoff on sidewalks, streets and hardscapes.
  • No washing of driveways and sidewalks; except as needed for health and safety.
  • Use only hoses with shutoff nozzles to wash vehicles.
  • Turn off fountains or decorative water features unless the water is recirculated. 
  • No irrigating ornamental turf on public street medians.
  • No watering of outdoor landscapes within 48 hours of rainfall.


  • Restaurants must only offer water upon customer request. 
  • Hotels must provide guests the option to reuse towels and linens. 

Report Water Waste

Use the form below to report outdoor water waste that results from irrigation and violations to the permanent watering restrictions listed above.

If this is related to EBMUD infrastructure (broken hydrant, main break, street leak) call 1-866-403-2683 at any time.

Note: All information and a specific address is required for follow-up action. Due to the high volume of incidences reported, follow-up may take up to a week or more. Please be assured that we strive to provide responsive service and are working diligently to address all water waste.
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