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State-wide drought conditions have persisted for years and even with the occasional above-average rainfall season, water conservation has become a necessity. Conserving water also helps alleviate low water pressure and helps reduce electrical energy usage which is beneficial for our environment. In order to assist in the preservation of water, a precious resource, the City of Chowchilla has designated specific watering days and times.
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You would use the very last number before the 1/2 in your address. For example, a resident with an address of 1309 1/2 may water on the days for odd numbered addresses.
Yes. All residential and business watering days are even number addresses allowed to water on Tuesday and/or Saturday, and odd number addresses allowed to water on Wednesday and/or Sunday. Residential and business outdoor watering is prohibited on Monday, Thursday and Friday.
Using an open flowing hose to irrigate landscape, trees, flowers, lawns, gardens, etc. is prohibited and property residents must attach and use a shutoff nozzle.
You may wash your vehicle on any of your designated watering days during the allowed watering times as long as you use a restricting nozzle on your hose.
This rarely is allowed but occasionally new landscaping, sod, or ground cover is planted that requires more frequent watering or special circumstances occur that require alternate watering times. When this occurs, a special water use permit is obtained from the City.
Due to the state mandated regulations you should contact the Public Works Department at 559-665-8615, ext. 789 for the most up-to-date information.
It is best to Email Public Works to report a watering violation so that the City has a record of the report.
First offense violators will receive a warning notice by mail that does not include any violation fee.
After a first offense warning, there are fines and subsequent penalties that increase with repeat offenses. For specifics contact the Public Works Department at 559-665-8615, ext. 789.
Yes, you must first obtain a permit prior to draining or refilling any swimming pool at any time during the year. Contact the Public Works Department at 559-665-8615, ext. 789 for information.