Water Days

For a full copy of the Water Policy (click here)

New & Current Outdoor Water Use Policy (placed in effect 6/13/17)
SUMMER SCHEDULE  

Water Days & Times (Limited to watering three (3) days per week)


  • If your address ends in an even number (0, 2, 4, 6, or 8) you may only water your yard on Tuesday, Thursday & Saturday.
  • If your address ends in an odd number (1, 3, 5, 7, or 9) you may only water your yard on Wednesday, Friday & Sunday.
  • Times before 10 am and after 7 pm (no landscape irrigating between 10 am and 7 pm)
  • Landscape irrigation is prohibited at all times on Mondays. 
  • Landscape irrigation is prohibited within (48) hours after a measurable rainfall event ends, regardless of the permitted aforementioned summer watering schedule. 
  • Drip or micro-spray irrigation systems are exempt from the restrictions.
*Note Summer Schedule will run from April 1st to October 31st 

The Winter Watering Schedule  
Effective November 1 through March 31 



Water Days & Times
  • If your address ends in an even number (0, 2, 4, 6, or 8) you may only water your yard on Tuesday & Saturdays.
  • If your address ends in an odd number (1, 3, 5, 7, or 9) you may only water your yard on Wednesday & Sundays.
  • No Landscape watering between 10:00 am and 4:00 pm
  •  Use of your sprinkler system is allowed.
  • Please remind your landscape Gardener of this schedule.
  • Landscape watering is PROHIBITED at all times Monday, Thursday, and Friday.
  • Landscape watering is PROHIBITED WITHIN (48) hours after a measurable rainfall event ends, regardless of the permitted aforementioned summer watering schedule.
  • Drip or micro-spray irrigation systems are exempt from the restrictions. 

NO EXCESSIVE WATER FLOW OR RUNOFF!
Watering or irrigating any lawn, landscape or other vegetated area in a manner that causes or allows excessive water flow or runoff onto an adjoining street, alley, gutter or ditch is PROHIBITED!

OBLIGATION TO FIX LEAKS, BREAKS, OR MALFUNCTIONS!
Excessive use, loss or escape of water through breaks, leaks or other malfunctions is prohibited and should be immediately corrected to stop the waste of water.



Water-wasting violations incur the following fines:


  • First Violation - Warning
  • Second Violation- $35
  • Third Violation- $50
  • Fourth Violation -$100
  • Fifth and each Subsequent Violation- $200
If you have any questions, please contact the Water Division at 209-869-7128.

ADMINISTRATIVE APPEAL

Citation Appeal request form must be filed with the City Clerk within (15) days from the date the citation was issued, along with an administrative processing fee of $25.00, which may be refundable.Appeal applications can be obtained at the City Clerk’s office located at 6707 Third St. in Riverbank or here.

Water Appeals Application (Click Here)

TEMPORARY WAIVER

The City may grant or conditionally grant a temporary waiver of the restrictions for existing potable water use otherwise  prohibited under the policy. A temporary waiver may also be granted for one-time outdoor activities that require the use of water, such as power washing to prepare for painting, the  establishment of new landscape, new concrete work, etc. Persons requesting a waiver from the  provisions of the outdoor water use policy requirements shall file a temporary waiver application with the Public Works Superintendent or his/her designee.

Temporary Waiver Form (Click Here)
 

HARDSHIP EXEMPTION

An exemption of the water use policy may be granted or conditionally granted by the City Manager or his/her designee due to extreme extenuating circumstances that would result in undue hardship to a person using water or to a property upon which water is used. Persons requesting an exemption from the provisions of the outdoor water use policy restrictions shall file an application for exemption with the Public Works Superintendent or his/her designee.

Hardship Exemption Form (Click Here)

Water Use Policy (click here)