Water Conservation

Water Shortage Watch

To Report Water Waste, visit savewater.ca.gov 

The City of Poway is currently at a Level 1 - Water Shortage Watch with voluntary water conservation measures. 

Level 1 voluntary conservation measures are listed here.

The following State-mandated water restrictions apply at all times and prohibit all Californians from:

  • Allowing runoff when watering with potable water;
  • Use of hoses with no shutoff nozzles to wash cars; 
  • Watering outdoors during and within 48 hours following measurable rainfall;
  • Use of potable water in decorative water features that do not recirculate the water; 
  • Use of potable water to wash sidewalks and driveways, except for health and safety reasons; and
  • Use of potable water is prohibited for the irrigation of non-functional turf at commercial, industrial and institutional sites except for the extent necessary to ensure the health of trees and other perennial non-turf plantings, or for health and safety needs.

Take the opportunity to reduce your water use by taking advantage of rebate opportunities.