On August 6, the Santa Margarita Water District (SMWD) declared a Stage 2 drought, triggering restrictions on outdoor water use. The regulations include no filling of new pools or filling existing pools more than one foot, no hosing down driveways or other hardscape and limits on residential watering.
The Summer Watering schedule extends through October. It allows for outdoor watering three days per week. Even street numbers water on Sundays, Tuesdays and Thursdays. Odd street numbers water on Mondays, Wednesdays and Fridays.
The Winter Watering schedule begins in November and permits outdoor watering one day per week for a total of 12 minutes per week. Even street numbers may water one day – Sunday, Tuesday or Thursday. Odd street numbers may water one day – Monday, Wednesday or Friday.