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As required by the City’s Water Conservation Ordinance, effective August 1, 2016 throughout the end of 2016, outdoor watering will be restricted to three days a week in summer and two days per week in winter for no more than 15 minutes per station. Residents and businesses may choose their preferred watering days. 

The State of California is in the midst of a severe drought and has mandated all communities to significantly reduce water usage. In response, the Thousand Oaks City Council adopted a Drought Action Plan and declared a Level 1 Water Supply Shortage with a series of water conservation measures which impact all of us. These are unprecedented circumstances, and the City is taking every step possible to reduce water consumption, but we need your help in meeting this challenge.

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Level Two and Permanent Water Conservation Ordinance Highlights

•  Outdoor watering restricted to 2 days a week, for no more than 15 minutes per station.*
•  Outdoor irrigation prohibited between 9 am – 5 pm.
•  No watering during or 48 hours after any rain.
•  No excessive runoff.
•  No washing down of hard or paved surfaces.
•  Leaks must be fixed within 48 hours.

Click here for the City's water conservation ordinance requirements.

Click here for Frequently Asked Questions (FAQs)

Enforcement will be focused on voluntary compliance through education first, but fines of up to $500 per occurrence will be levied on repeat offenders.

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Check our Calendar frequently for the latest workshops and presentations regarding water conservation related issues. 

The City of Thousand Oaks is committed to doing our fair share in achieving the state mandated reductions requested by Governor Brown. We are working closely with California American Water and the California Water Service Company who also provide water to portions of the City to educate the community and facilitate water conservation measures.

How can I obtain an application for hardship waiver in regard to the new City of Thousand Oaks Water Conservation Ordinance Requirements?
click here to download a Hardship Waiver Application. Please fill out and return to the Public Works Department at the City of Thousand Oaks.  Please note: This waiver is only applicable to City of Thousand Oaks water customers. If you are a customer of either California American Water or California Water Service, please contact them to obtain a Hardship Waiver Application.