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 2 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.
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.
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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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.
Public Water Conservation Gardens (interactive map)