Monday, March 19, 2018 - A storm will be affecting the Tustin area later this week. The current forecast suggests we will receive 1 inch of rain between Thursday and Friday. If you haven't done so already, please consider turning off your irrigation until Sunday, March 25. Operating outdoor irrigation while it is raining is not permitted. This information will be updated as the weather forecast changes and actual rainfall amounts are determined.
As a result of the significant drought relief California has experienced over the last four months, the City's Water Management Plan was updated by the City Council on March 21, 2017. Please take note of the changes below. Click here to read Ordinance No. 1477 in its entirety.
The City wishes to extend a sincere THANK YOU to all Tustin Water Services customers. Your efforts resulted in saving 1.74 billion gallons of water since June 2015. This helped to relieve stress on both local groundwater and imported water supplies.
For more information regarding the City's water use restrictions, please contact firstname.lastname@example.org or customer service at (714) 573-3075.
A Code Compliance Officer will be patrolling the City to ensure all provisions of Ordinance No. 1477 are being adhered to. Any violations are subject to the Administrative Citation Program, which provides individuals with an opportunity for compliance prior to the issuance of fines. Should the City receive a concern regarding a property, the Code Compliance Officer will investigate the complaint and provide drought information as the first level of contact.
Per the direction of Governor Brown, the City has turned off all irrigation to City medians landscaped with turf that use potable water. City staff is working with a landscape design team to rehabilitate these areas as funding becomes available over the next few years.
Many landscaped areas throughout the City such as green belts, median strips and parks are irrigated with non-potable/recycled water. Non-potable/recycled water is not subject to the new State regulations as it is treated wastewater.