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Water Use Restrictions

Versión Española


In order to meet the SWQCB’s mandatory conservation requirements the City of Compton has chosen to enact its Phase I Water Shortage plan of its conservation ordinance which was previously adopted via Ordinance No. 1851 on March 12, 1991. Per Section 23-1.32(e)(2) of the Compton Municipal Code, Phase I Water Shortage Plan stipulates the following mandatory restrictions:

  1. There shall be no hose washing of sidewalks, walkways, driveways, parking areas or other paved surfaces, except as is required for sanitary purposes;
  2. Washing of motor vehicles, trailers, boats and other types of mobile equipment shall be done only with a handheld bucket or a hose equipped with a positive shutoff nozzle for quick rinses, except that washing may be done at the immediate premises of a commercial car wash or with reclaimed water.
  3. No water shall be used to clean, fill or maintain levels in decorative fountains, ponds, lakes or other similar aesthetic structures unless such water is part of a recycling system.
  4. No restaurant, hotel, cafe, cafeteria or other public place where food is sold, served or offered for sale, shall serve drinking water to any customer unless expressly requested.
  5. All customers of the Compton Water Utility Division shall promptly repair all leaks from indoor or outdoor plumbing fixtures.
  6. No lawn, landscape, or other turf area shall be watered more often than every other day.Specifically, all customers with an even address number shall water on even calendar dates of the month, and all customers with an odd address number shall water on odd calendar dates of the month. On the thirty-first (31st) of the month, there shall be no watering, unless reclaimed water is used.No watering shall be done between the hours of 10:00 a.m. and 4:00 p.m.; except that the provision shall not apply to commercial nurseries, golf courses and other water-dependent industries.
  7. No customer of the Compton Water Utility Division shall cause or allow the water to run off landscape area into adjoining streets, sidewalks or other paved areas due to incorrectly directed or maintained sprinklers or excessive watering.

Failure to comply can result in your water being shut-off and/or a fine up to $35 per incident that will be placed on your water bill.

Please note these water use restrictions will remain in place until further notice.

If you have questions regarding any of the restrictions, would like to report a water leak, or would like to obtain information regarding available rebates for water saving devices please call (310) 605-5698.