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State Water Board Bans Watering “Non-Functional” Turf With Potable Water

Effective June 10, 2022, the State Water Board has implemented a statewide ban on watering “non-functional turf” in commercial, industrial, institutional areas with potable water. This does not include house yards, parks, or sports fields, but it does include decorative turf at businesses and in common areas of HOAs and housing subdivisions. Non-functional turf is grass that is solely ornamental and not regularly used for human recreational purposes or for civic or community events.

Why is this happening?

The new emergency regulation is mandated by the State Water Board in response to Governor Gavin Newsom’s March 28 Executive Order and aims to improve the state’s water conservation efforts amid the third year of drought. The emergency regulation will remain in effect for one year, unless modified by the State Water Board.

Learn more about the ban by visiting bit.ly/conservationreg.

What do customers need to do to comply?

Owners and managers of commercial, industrial, institutional, and HOA properties must not use potable water for irrigating non-functional turf. If you have questions about conservation and replacing your turf, please contact our Conservation Specialists by clicking on your district listed above.

The enforcement of this ban will be led by the State Water Resources Control Board, although California American Water does send courtesy notices to customers if there are reports of a potential violation. California American Water is permitted to enforce fines should customers not comply, however we are committed to education over enforcement whenever possible.

Statewide (except Monterey)

We would like to invite you to a summer/fall free online educational series. All classes listed below can be registered for at Green Gardens Group website here: https://www.greengardensgroup.com/california-american-landscape-classes/

The schedule is as follows:

July

Coming up Roses July 26


August

Deciphering Controller Thursday, 8/11

Drip Irrigation Fundamentals Wednesday, 8/17

Protecting the Trees  Tuesday, 8/23


September

Firescaping Thursday, 9/8

Gray Water Wednesday, 9/14

Garden Design Tuesday, 9/20


October

Rainwater Capture  Thursday, October 13

Turf Removal Wednesday, October 19

Weed and Pest Management Tuesday, October 25


November

Compost Thursday, November 3

Monterey

Customers in the Monterey Main service area, including the Ryan Ranch, Bishop, and Hidden Hills systems, are invited to participate in a remote public hearing on Tuesday, July 19 from 6 – 7 p.m.

  • Date and Time: Tuesday, July 19, 2022, 6-7 p.m.
  • Call-In Number: 862-294-2638
  • Meeting ID: 686 237 540#
  • Teams Meeting Link: https://bit.ly/monterey-2

Note: You do not need to register for this public hearing. At 6:00 p.m. on July 19, type the URL above into any web browser with all lowercase letters and no spaces to join the Teams meeting.

Key Links

Shape Your Space

Part 1: Concepts for Landscape Design

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Part 2: Functional Design Solutions

 

Lose The Lawn, Use the Rain

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Water-wise Actions/Fire Smart Garden

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Detain the Rain

 

Get Your Garden Humming

 

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REPORT WATER WASTE