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Arcadia Must Reduce Water Use by 20% by 2020

Invest in a hose attachment with a shut-off nozzle to conserve water in your home. – Courtesy photo

Arcadia summer watering days in effect

Phase I Mandatory Water Conservation Prohibitions are currently in effect and applicable to all water customers:

  • No lawn, landscape, or turf areas shall be watered or irrigated between the hours of 9 a.m.and 6 p.m.
  • No lawn, landscape, or turf areas shall be watered or irrigated more than two days a week in winter and three days a week in summer. The city’s watering days are:
    • Summer (May-October): Tuesdays, Thursdays, and Saturdays.
    • Winter (November-April): Tuesdaysand
  • No hose washing of sidewalks, walkways, driveways, or parking areas.
  • No washing of motor vehicles, except where the hose is fitted with a shut-off nozzle or similar device that ceases dispensing water when not in use.
  • No water shall be used to clean, fill, or maintain levels in decorative fountains, unless such water is part of a recirculating system.
  • No lawn, landscape, or turf areas shall be watered in a wasteful manner.
  • No lawn, landscape, or turf areas shall be watered or irrigated during and within 48 hours after measurable rainfall.
  • No Arcadia water customer shall permit water to leak from any facilities on their premises.
  • No restaurant, hotel, café, cafeteria, bar, or other public place where food or beverage is served or offered for sale shall serve drinking water to any customer unless expressly requested by the customer.
  • No hotel or motel shall launder towels and linens of an occupied guestroom on a daily basis, unless expressly requested by the guest.

The Water Conservation Plan is codified in the Arcadia Municipal Code, which can be viewed at library.municode.com. If you have any questions or would like additional information about Arcadia’s water conservation program, please contact the Public Works Services Department at (626) 254-2700.


WaterSense Showerhead Rebate

Arcadia residents may apply for a rebate on newly purchased WaterSense labeled showerheads, which have been tested to meet the U.S. EPA’s water efficiency and performance criteria. The rebate amount offered is half the cost per showerhead for a maximum rebate of $25 each, up to four showerheads per household. For more information and to apply, view the application form and submit your application online via WaterSmart.

Pool/Spa Cover Rebate

The city currently offers a rebate on newly purchased pool or spa covers for qualifying Arcadia single-family residential water customers. Pool and spa covers keep out debris and significantly reduce water evaporation and pool chemical consumption.

For more information, view the application form and submit your application online via WaterSmart. There is currently no deadline to apply; rebates will continue to be awarded to qualifying applicants on a first come first serve basis. Contact (626) 254-2706 with any questions.

Water Efficiency Rebates

City of Arcadia water customers qualify for water saving rebates through the Metropolitan Water District of Southern California (MWD). Visit socalwatersmart.com to view and apply for a list of residential and commercial water saving rebates.


Programs & Services

WaterSmart Software

Visit the WaterSmart webpage to learn how to utilize your Home Water Report to gain a better understanding of your water consumption and save water and money.

Free Irrigation Audit

The City of Arcadia offers free irrigation audits to its residents. Poorly functioning sprinklers and over-watered landscapes waste water and increase the number of pollutants flowing into storm drains. To schedule, call the City of Arcadia Public Works Services Department at (626) 254-2700.

Helpful Water Conservation Websites:

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