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New Water Regulations


On July 28, 2014, the State’s Water Resources Control Board’s emergency conservation water regulation to reduce outdoor water use went into effect.  Title 23, California Code of Regulations, Section 864 now subjects violators to fines of up to $500 for each day any of the following occur(s): 

Prohibited Activities:

  1. Watering outdoor landscapes in a manner that causes excessive runoff to adjacent property and/or non-permeable surfaces.
  2. Washing a motor vehicle with a hose that does not have an automatic shut-off nozzle.
  3. Using potable or drinking water to wash down driveways and sidewalks.
  4. Using potable water in a decorative water feature, unless the water is recirculated.

The Brisbane City Council unanimously approved Ordinance No. 589 on September 2, 2014; the expected implementation of Stage 1 of our Water Shortage Contingency Plan will additionally prohibit:

  1. Outdoor irrigation between 9 AM and 6 PM
  2. Restaurants serving water other than upon request.

Read more about the Stage 1 Drought Response Measure (effective October 7, 2014).

We ask everyone to comply with these restrictions and to do your part to conserve during this time of drought.

Need more information?

To speak to someone in the City Water Department, or to report observed violations of the prohibitions, please call (415) 508-2130.

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