Drought & Water Restrictions

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In May 2016, the Governor announced a relaxing of the mandatory water restrictions. Claremont may now water three days a week.

The following restrictions are in effect for Claremont residents:

  • Watering or irrigating of lawn, landscaping, or other vegetated area with potable water is limited to three days a week.  

     Address ending in Even Numbers (0,2,4,6,8)  Monday, Thursday & Saturday
     Address ending in Odd Numbers (1,3,5,7,9)  Tuesday, Friday, & Sunday



  • All leaks, breaks, or other malfunctions must be repaired within 48 hours. 
  • Using water to wash vehicles is prohibited except by use of bucket, hand-held hose equipped with a shut-off nozzle, high pressure/low volume wash system, or at a commercial car wash that utilizes re-circulated water
  •  No outdoor watering or irrigation between the hours of 9:00 a.m. and 5:00 p.m.
  •  Watering more than 15 minutes per day per watering station is prohibited. (does not apply to hand watering or drip systems)

  • Watering in a manner that causes runoff or excessive water to flow onto adjoining hardscape or surfaces is prohibited.

  •  No washing down hard or paved surfaces.

  •  Re-circulating water is required for water fountains and decorative water features.

Restrictions on watering days and times do not apply to hand watering with a hose equipped with a shut off nozzle or watering with a drip system




Failure to comply with the watering restrictions may result in fines up to $500.

City Water Conservation Plan for Parks, Medians, and Facilities

The City has placed all City parks on  a reduced watering  schedule and completed re-landscaping Shelton Park, Indian Hill Blvd medians, and City Hall to reduce turf. The medians on Indian Hill Blvd., Foothill, and First Street have been converted to drip irrigation for the trees and turf removed.

The City is using water bags for City trees in the Village and encourages residents to deep water their trees to ensure tree health during the drought.  Deep watering is done less often but in a way the soaks the roots of the tree slowly and with less wasted water.Most species of trees will survive with twice a week watering.

Deep Watering Trees

Claremont Water Efficiency Rebates and Information

Claremont residents and businesses may apply for water conservation rebates for the replacement of turf, energy efficient and low flow appliances, and smart irrigation controllers through a program administered by the Metropolitan Water District and Golden State Water. Funding for this program comes from the State and Metropolitan Water District. Information and applications are available at www.socalwatersmart.com.

The City of Claremont is not a water agency and does not have access to State grants monies for water programs or incentives. In May, Governor Brown indicated that additional funding for turf removal and other water conservation incentives will be coming from the State.

Helpful Links

Golden State Water Company

State of California Drought Website