Las Virgenes Municipal Water District (LVMWD) provides water to over 65,000 residents in Agoura Hills, Calabasas, Hidden Hills, Westlake Village and unincorporated areas of western Los Angeles County.
In response to the statewide drought, LVMWD has adopted outdoor irrigation restrictions to three days a week. The LVMWD Board of Directors approved this restriction on August 12th.
Properties with even-numbered addresses may irrigate Mondays, Wednesdays and Fridays. Properties with odd-numbered addresses may irrigate Tuesdays, Thursdays and Saturdays. The restriction applies to potable and recycled water users.
Watering is permitted at any time using a hose with an automatic shut-off nozzle, a 5-gallon bucket or a drip irrigation system. Customers will be given time to make adjustments to their irrigation controllers. Enforcement begins September 1st.
Customers violating the outdoor irrigation restrictions and conservation measures below can be fined. After a written warning for the 1st violation, additional violations within a 12 month period can result in fines of $100, $200 and $500. Fifth violations can result in the installation of flow restrictors or even termination of service.
The following conservation measures are in effect:
- Potable water shall not be used to clean hard surfaces such as sidewalks, walkways, driveways or parking areas and only as necessary to protect public health and safety.
- Hotels, motels and other places for commercial occupancy shall offer guests who stay more than one night the opportunity to retain towels and linens during their stay.
- Car washing is permitted only with the use of a nozzle having an automatic shut-off.
- Fountains and other decorative water features shall recirculate water.
- Irrigation shall occur after 5:00 p.m. and before 10:00 a.m. No irrigation is permitted during rainfall and for 24 hours after rainfall in excess of 1 inch.
- Irrigation shall not run off to streets, gutters or adjacent properties.
LVMWD also encourages residents to confidentially report water waste (e.g. water leaks, broken sprinklers, excessive runoff) by emailing a photo and details to StopTheWaste@LVMWD.com.
For more information, visit www.lvmwd.com.