How can I stop the water from going on the pavement?
  • When using a garden hose, always use a positive shut off nozzle.
  • Consider using drip or soaker hoses when watering areas that quickly dry out.
  • Frequently check the alignment of sprinklers so you are not watering the side of houses, streets or sidewalks.
  • Look for obstructed heads, broken parts or clogged nozzles, which all create spray pattern issues.
  • Water an appropriate amount (no surface runoff) for the time of year and grass conditions.

For more information view some Irrigation Runoff Prevention (PDF) tips.

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1. Why do we have conservation ordinances?
2. How will I know what conservation stage we are in?
3. What is the General Conservation stage?
4. What is a positive shut-off nozzle?
5. Can I water my vegetable garden?
6. Will the General Conservation stage change?
7. What triggers the additional conservation stages?
8. What’s the difference between the Stage I and Stage II water conservation regulations?
9. Are there exceptions to Stage I and Stage II regulations?
10. Are there penalties for excessive water usage?
11. Water usage is necessary for my business to survive. Is there anything I can do?
12. What will it take to rescind water shortage proclamations?
13. Who declares the drought?
14. Will my lawn be damaged by not watering during the day?
15. How can I stop the water from going on the pavement?