Level 2 Water Restrictions PDF Print E-mail

Water Restrictions

Please be advised that the City of Covina has declared a Level 2 Water Supply Shortage and has implemented additional mandatory water conservation measures effective July 31, 2015 for City of Covina water customers.

Restrictions include the following:

  • Watering or irrigating of lawn, landscape, or other vegetated area with potable water is limited to Wednesday and Saturday, from April through October. During the winter months of November through March watering is limited to Wednesday only.
  • Watering or irrigating of lawn, landscape or other vegetated area with potable water is prohibited everyday between the hours of 9:00 a.m. and 5:00 p.m.
  • Watering or irrigating of lawn, landscape, or other vegetated areas with potable water is limited to a maximum of 15 minutes per station per day.
  • No runoff is allowed from irrigation.
  • Washing down hard or paved surfaces, including but not limited to sidewalks, walkways, driveways, parking areas, tennis courts, patios or alleys, is prohibited.
  • All leaks, breaks, and other malfunctions in the water user’s plumbing or distribution system must be repaired within forty-eight (48) hours of notification by the City.

For additional information please view the following documents:

Water Restriction Flyer

Water Restriction Fact Sheet

 
Free California Friendly Landscape Workshop PDF Print E-mail

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Become a waterwise gardener. Learn 6 ways to make your garden California Friendly.

1. Using a Holistic Approach to Gardening
2. Building a Living Soil Sponge
3. Rethinking Elements of Your Site
4. Right Plant, Right Place
5. Using Rainwater as a Resource
6. Managing Irrigation

Class is offered free of charge. Pre-registration is required. Contact Environmental Services at(626) 384-5480 to reserve you space before September 10th.

Workshop is from 9:00am-1pm on Saturday, September 19th, 2015.  Covina City Council Chambers 125 E. College Street.  Class space is limited, contact Environmental Services to register at (626) 384-5480.

 
Level Two Water Restrictions Effective July 31, 2015 PDF Print E-mail

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California is facing the worst drought in its history. On April 1, Governor Jerry Brown issued California’s first-ever mandatory water reductions to cut water use statewide by 25%. Based on Covina’s per-capita water use, the state determined that Covina, must reduce water consumption by 28% over the next year.

Covina's Water Conservation Ordinance includes the following Water Use Restrictions:  

 

  • Watering or irrigating of lawn, landscape, or other vegetated area with potable water is limited to Wednesday and Saturday, from April through October. During the winter months of November through March watering is limited to Wednesday only.
  • Watering or irrigating of lawn, landscape or other vegetated area with potable water is prohibited everyday between the hours of 9:00 a.m. and 5:00 p.m.
  • Watering or irrigating of lawn, landscape, or other vegetated areas with potable water is limited to a maximum of 15 minutes per station per day.
  • No runoff is allowed from irrigation.
  • Washing down hard or paved surfaces, including but not limited to sidewalks, walkways, driveways, parking areas, tennis courts, patios or alleys, is prohibited.
  • All leaks, breaks, and other malfunctions in the water user’s plumbing or distribution system must be repaired within forty-eight (48) hours of notification by the City unless other arrangements are made directly with the City.
  • Operating a water fountain or other decorative water feature that does not use recirculated water is prohibited.
  • Using water to wash or clean a vehicle is prohibited except by the use of a hand-held bucket or similar container, a hand-held hose equipped with a positive self-closing, shut-off nozzle or device, by high-pressure/low-volume wash systems, or at a commercial car washing facility that utilizes a recirculating water system to capture or reuse water.
  • Filling or refilling ornamental lakes or ponds is prohibited except to the extent needed to sustain aquatic life.
  • Refilling of more than one foot and initial filling of residential swimming pools or outdoor spas with potable water is prohibited.
  • Irrigating is prohibited during and within 48 hours following measureable rainfall.

View the Water Conservation Fact Sheet here which addresses Frequently Asked Questions about current water restrictions and conservation.

To view the content of the public notice see below.

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Conservation Tips PDF Print E-mail

Conserving water doesn't have to mean a major lifestyle change. It can be as simple as taking a shorter shower or turning off the water while you brush your teeth. Learn more easy ways to conserve 20 gallons a day. To monitor your water usage online, register your Covina Water account at: https://covina.gwfathom.com. Here are some simple tips that can help you save water around your home.

 Indoors

  1. Install a water efficient faucet aerator and turn off water when shaving or brushing your teeth. Saves 5 gallons per day.
  2. Install a low-flow showerhead and take 5 minute showers. Saves 5 gallons per day.
  3. Use only full loads in the washing machine and dishwasher. Saves 9 gallons per day.

Outdoors

  1. Water your yard only in the morning or evening to reduce evaporation and use a broom instead of a hose to clean driveways and sidewalks.  Saves 25 gallons per day.
  2. Install a 'smart' sprinkler controller in your yard. Saves up to 47 gallons per day.
  3. Replace large turf areas with drought tolerant plants. Saves up to 60 gallons per day.
  4. Fix leaky faucets, plumbing, and sprinklers. Saves up to 500 gallons per month.
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There's No Doubt We're in a Drought! PDF Print E-mail

View the Covina water service area map to determine if your property falls within the Covina Water service area. If you are not a Covina water customer contact your water provider to obtain specific information regarding watering restrictions.

City of Azusa (626) 812-5225, www.ci.azusa.ca.us

Golden State Water (800) 999-4033, www.gswater.com

Valencia Heights Water Company (626) 332-8935, vhwc.org

Suburban Water Company (626) 543-2500,  www.swwc.com

Report water waste by Covina Water Customers by calling (626) 384-5230 or by emailing This e-mail address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it .

To monitor your water usage online, register your Covina Water account at https://covina.gwfathom.com .

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